US keeps European travellers out following Delta surge

The United States government has confirmed that the ban on international travellers will remain in place.

“Driven by the Delta variant, cases are rising here at home, particularly among those who are unvaccinated, and appears likely to continue in the weeks ahead,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said last evening.

The rise in cases is due to the Delta variant being more infectious and a proportion of the US population refusing vaccinations.

The renewal of the travel ban is a reversal on President Joe Biden’s statement earlier this month that his administration was “in the process” of deciding when to allow in European travellers, after the issue was raised

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