United States travel restrictions for United Kingdom, Brazil and much of Europe renewed until further notice

Jan 25, 2021 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Monday January 25, 2021 3:21pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

President Joe Biden has today signed an Executive Order to reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions that had been scheduled by the previous administration to be lifted today.

In a White House press conference, press secretary Jen Psaki said, "On advice of our administration's medical and Covid team, President Biden has decided to maintain the restrictions previously in place for the European Schengen area, the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Brazil. With the pandemic worsening and more contagious variants spreading, this isn't the time to be lifting the restrictions on international travel."

The travel restrictions will remain in effect until terminated by the President and will be be evaluated every month.

Restrictions on non-US citizens from Europe have been in effect since March 13 2020, and cuts off some of Walt Disney World major international visitor pools. In particular, guests from the United Kingdom and Brazil represent the largest non-US Walt Disney World market outside of Canada.

You can view the full details of the 'Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel' Executive Order here.

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The MomAug 02, 2022

WDW made an announcement about lifting all Covid restrictions, etc so if they reinstate them another thread will be created to enable discussion.

correcaminosAug 02, 2022

You ever go to Epcot? WS stores are not all open. Not even close. Lots of dining missing. Tons of shows missing No trams at Epcot or DHS. We had a lovely time but the missing and restrictions stand out. Pretending something is back to normal isn't the same as it actually being back to normal.

DisneyDebRobAug 02, 2022

I thought I contributed greatly to the downfall of the thread. Giving myself to much credit i guess.😎

disneyfiremanAug 02, 2022

All closed? I saw just about all dining open. There are shows. And cultural reps are there. There is a thread in here about it. Not sure about the trams. I knew they are running MK. And Epcot I think. I didn’t see any store closed. And as for all shows. Yes some are not on. But many are. Either way. It was a great time. Genie plus works great. Loved the whole visit.

hopemaxAug 02, 2022

The thread was closed too long! DisneyDebRob - About 2,000 results

DisneyDebRobAug 02, 2022

As for the hand sanitizers being removed , IMO its a bad idea but maybe im just speaking for myself. Im a clean nut. I do taje sanitizer with me and use it acter everything. Ive been sick almost every time i return home from a trip and since ive been taken my own, i think one time I didn’t feel good out of the last 10-12 trips. Sure there are a lot of bathrooms and wasking is much better but for me that needs to clean after i leave a store, attraction, monorail,bus,skyliner,etc it comes in handy. Not taking it out of my backpack after doing any of those things and getting some was convenient. But thats me. Oh and welcome back everyone..even you #hopemax. 😂

Angel ArielAug 02, 2022

I’ll be shocked if those ever go away.

AEfxAug 02, 2022

I won't be ready to declare the "end of pandemic restrictions" until they remove park reservations. I mean, that's why they are there, right? It wasn't just an opportunistic way to further lock down people into ridiculous levels of vacation planning. Amirite?

correcaminosAug 02, 2022

For some that's not an easy option.

correcaminosAug 02, 2022

It's why we won't return to AKL anytime soon. As AP and DVC I'm more patient on the rest. Oh and those darn patk reservations and hopping at 2pm. Still annoyed with that. Disney is getting there but missing lots still.

LilofanAug 02, 2022

Even when trams were running I followed the crowd to walk to our cars instead of waiting for the tram.

Andrew CAug 02, 2022

All of this is why my Disney focus is currently with DCL.

correcaminosAug 02, 2022

Dining, stores, shows etc all closed. Lack of cultural reps. Lots missing we enjoy. Plus no trams in two parks and some transportation missing.

DCBakerAug 02, 2022

Trams have not returned to EPCOT or Hollywood Studios.