Airports Council Welcomes Lifting of Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Passengers

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today released the following statement from ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke welcoming the Biden administration’s announcement that fully vaccinated, non-U.S. citizens will be permitted to travel to the U.S beginning in November.

“America’s airports applaud the Biden administration’s announcement that it will soon begin to allow fully vaccinated passengers to travel to the United States,” said Burke. “We are encouraged by this latest step that responds to our request for a plan to restore international travel, which is so critical in ensuring a robust economic recovery across the aviation industry. By requiring strict safety protocols on a more individual basis, the administration has provided the aviation industry with a clearer roadmap to recovery. We look forward to continued collaboration with our government partners and industry stakeholders to ensure the health and safety of airport workers and passengers as this policy goes into effect.”



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