Biden and Boris Johnson work to open US and UK travel corridors “as soon as possible”
When President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson meet for the first time on Thursday, they agree to open US-UK travel routes “as soon as possible” and lift cross-Atlantic travel restrictions. They also create a new “Atlantic Charter” based on Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s efforts during World War II.
At this week’s G7 Summit, the most pressing subject will be international travel. As the summer vacation season approaches, traffic is effectively stopped down due to a coronavirus pandemic at this summit. Johnson intended to put pressure on Biden to establish a “green channel” between the two countries, allowing vaccinated persons to travel without having to adhere to the quarantine.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, over 5 million Britons visited the United States each year, while over 4.5 million Americans visited the United Kingdom. This is a record for any country.
To restart transatlantic travel, the two leaders will launch a new travel task team to give suggestions for a safe resumption.
“We have set up two working groups of public health experts, one in the UK and one in Europe,” Jake Sullivan, National Security Adviser, told reporters at a press conference on Air Force One. It’s a coalition. “
“The purpose of these working groups is to share data and follow public health guidance to set both milestones and criteria to enable travel between the two countries to resume as quickly as possible,” he said. Said.
This is the first time Biden and Johnson have met in person on Thursday. They have spoken on the phone many times since Mr Biden was elected president.
In addition, Biden and Johnson are new, modeled after the historic joint statement of Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941, which set the goals of post-WWII world leaders. I also agree with the Atlantic Charter.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden disembarked Air Force One at the Mildenhall of the British Air Force in Suffolk, England, when they arrived in the United Kingdom on Wednesday.