WASHINGTON DC – Following a shutdown during the Covid pandemic, the U.S. is reportedly preparing to reopen its borders to Irish citizens.
The Irish Mirror reports that US President Joe Biden is trying to lift entry restrictions on the country for all EU and UK countries. The end of the ban could come as early as this May.
The United States banned the Irish, along with others, from entering the United States more than a year ago. At the time, former President Donald Trump ordered restrictions on entry into the United States, with the goal of stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
The United Kingdom was also banned from entering the United States.
According to reports, the Biden administration also plans to reopen its borders with Mexico and Canada to travel across land borders in mid-May.
No details have been released on whether Irish visitors will need to be vaccinated to enter the United States.
“Nothing has been confirmed, but several unconfirmed sources in Washington say in mid-May that the travel ban will be lifted,” said Deirdre O’Brien, founder of the U.S. immigration law firm. ‘Brien and Associates, as quoted in The Irish Publication.
“Again, this will depend on a lot of things, the implementation of the vaccine in Europe. The United States is in a bad state, but it will not invite people to come from Europe if we are not all largely vaccinated,” he said. he pointed out.