Ready to fly? U.S. lifts international travel ban for vaccinated visitors

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FILE – Passengers walk through Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Oct. 27, 2020. More than a year and a half after COVID-19 concerns prompted the U.S. to close its borders to international travelers from countries including Brazil, China, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom and much of Europe, restrictions are shifting to focus on vaccine status. Beginning Monday, bans on travel from specific countries are over. The U.S. will allow in international travelers, but they must be vaccinated — with a few exceptions. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Roger Dow, President & CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how the end of the 19-month international ban will benefit the travel industry.

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