Travel to the U.S. Restrictions to Remain in Place for Now

July 28, 2021

Despite travel opening up to Americans heading into the EU, Schengen region and Canada, the Biden Administration has held off on permitting  entry from most countries for travel to the US deemed "non-essential", due to the high rate of transmission of the delta variant. IAM, alongside dozens of travel-focused trade organizations, several Members of Congress and some federal agency representatives continue to press for a reopening path and plan for international visitors. 


While no deadline has been established for a decision on regional travel to the U.S., the current prohibition for Canadian non-essential travel to the US ends on August 21st. A few days prior to the 21st, the Administration is likely to either extend that deadline, or provide updated information on reopening the border. This next step may inform the process for additional country and regional entry to the U.S. IAM will keep members apprised of developments as they occur, and encourage international members to register for the IAM Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Cancellations due to travel restrictions will be refunded without penalty.