Airports Council Supports Framework to Reopen International Travel

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today joined a coalition of more than 20 travel related organizations to develop a framework that safely and securely reopens international travel.

“We know that reopening international borders and restarting business travel is a key factor in a well-rounded recovery in the aviation sector,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “ACI-NA continues to work with a broad group of aviation and travel stakeholders to achieve common goal across the industry.  Just as the pandemic brought the industry together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the same coordination and collaboration will be essential in recovery.”

As part of the “Framework to Safely Lift Entry Restrictions and Restart International Travel,” the coalition urges the U.S. government to:

  • Reserve entry restrictions only for the highest-risk countries.
  • Replace all other blanket travel restrictions with a framework of risk-based entry protocols.
  • Ensure the framework is easy to understand, communicate, and implement.

Read the full “Framework to Safely Lift Entry Restrictions and Restart International Travel” document here.



About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at