In a statement the British government said, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Joe Biden are likely to collaborate in opening up the travel sector between the two countries “as soon as possible”.
In his first overseas trip, Biden arrived in England on Wednesday and is scheduled to meet Johnson in Cornwall later today, ahead of a G7 meeting that begins on Friday.
The Biden administration is forming an expert working group which includes Britain, Canada, Mexico and the European Union, to determine how best to safely restart the travel industry.
UK and U.S. airline have said they do not expect the United States to lift travel restrictions until around July 4, at the earliest.
Many industries, including airlines, have pressed the Biden administration to lift the COVID-19 restrictions on most non-U.S. citizens who have been in Britain, including the 26 Schengen nations in Europe without border controls, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil.
The UK and the US are expected to agree on a new “Atlantic Charter” modeled on the one signed by Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941 that set out their goals for the post-war world.
The new charter maps out plans for close cooperation in eight areas, including “defending democracy, building a fair and sustainable trading system, dealing with cyber attacks, combating climate change and ending the coronavirus pandemic.
“Links between the UK and US are not only crucial for our people, they create and sustain jobs across and throughout our two countries,” said the statement.