Laura Whitmore joins a legion of delighted Brits in jetting Stateside


‘New York here I come!’ Laura Whitmore joins a legion of delighted tourists in jetting Stateside as America’s travel ban is FINALLY lifted


Laura Whitmore joined the legion of Brits headed to the states as travel restrictions for jetting to America lifted on Monday. 

The Love Island host, 36, took to social media to share a duo of snaps showing her making her way stateside following the lightened restrictions. 

Sharing a make-up free selfie on the plane as well as a snap with two Virgin Atlantic air hostesses clad in American paraphernalia, Laura accompanied the shots with a caption reading: ‘US is open! It’s been a while.’

Woo! Laura Whitmore joined the legion of Brits headed to the states as travel restrictions for jetting to America lifted on Monday

Woo! Laura Whitmore joined the legion of Brits headed to the states as travel restrictions for jetting to America lifted on Monday

‘Wearing my friend Nicola Roberts’ beautiful new merch for the flight, adored with her gorgeous lyrics celebrating 10 years of Cinderella’s eyes.  love this album! New York here I come. So excited to be back x

America has finally reopened its borders to fully vaccinated UK travellers, as thousands jet off to reunite with family and friends for the first time in two years.

Rival airlines British Airways and Virgin Atlantic operated synchronised departures at 8.30am from London Heathrow to New York JFK to celebrate the end of the travel ban imposed by Donald Trump in March last year as Covid spread across the planet.

The Empire State Building will be lit up in red, white and blue to welcome back the first UK visitors who will be greeted by New York Governor Kathy Hochul from 11am local time.

Yay! The Love Island host, 36, took to social media to share a duo of snaps showing her making her way stateside following the lightened restrictions

Yay! The Love Island host, 36, took to social media to share a duo of snaps showing her making her way stateside following the lightened restrictions

Under travel rules announced by President Joe Biden in September, fully vaccinated visitors from countries including the UK, Ireland, China, India and South Africa will be allowed to enter America.

They must also provide proof of either a negative test taken no more than three days before travel, or that they have recovered from Covid in the previous three months.

The easing will see thousands of people reunite with loved ones in the US for the first time in more than 600 days.

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