The US government is set to lift the travel ban for fully vaccinated UK holidaymakers.

The relaxing of restrictions were announced in a statement last month, but the official date has now been revealed to be November 8.

The White House has enforced a blanket ban on foreign travellers since the wake of the Coronavirus in March 2020.

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The easing of restrictions has been welcomed by the UK's struggling travel industry.

The chief executive of British Airways has described the move as a "pivotal moment" as we continue our emergence from the pandemic.

Sean Doyle said: "Nearly 600 days since the introduction of the US travel ban, this is a pivotal moment for the entire travel industry and finally provides the certainty we have so desperately needed."

He continued: "We can't wait to welcome our customers back on board and reconnect friends and families across the Atlantic, rebuild US-UK business relationships and reclaim Britain's position as a leader on the global stage."

The chief executive of Virgin Atlantic, Shai Weiss, said: "The UK will now be able to strengthen ties with our most important economic partner, the US, boosting trade and tourism as well as reuniting friends, families and business colleagues."

The travel industry has seen a raft of changes in the past month as the UK government have also overhauled the country's travel restrictions.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the amber list has been scrapped and the red list has been slashed to just seven countries.

Ministers have relaxed rules as they want to enable people to "exercise personal responsibility" about where they travel, and are also keen to see the sector recover from the pandemic.

Fully vaccinated travellers holidaying in a country that doesn't feature on the red list will no longer be required to take a pre-departure test before their return to England.

Jet-setters who have received both jabs must take a coronavirus test on or before the second day after their arrival.

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