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Reopening of U.S. Borders Is a Key Step for Association Events

Organizations again are looking forward to welcoming international attendees

After nearly 20 months of pandemic-related travel bans, the U.S. government lifted international border restrictions on November 8, allowing vaccinated travelers to enter the country. For organizations that host events with international attendees, it’s seen as a crucial step in the recovery process.

“This action is a key step in our economic recovery and marks a significant opportunity for U.S. association leaders to reconnect with our global community,” said ASAE President & CEO Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE. “The travel and hospitality industry—and associations that host international meeting delegates—can feel encouraged that we are taking a much-needed step in our economic recovery. And to our international friends and colleagues, we look forward to welcoming you back to the United States.”

Removing the ban was also hailed by others in the events industry. Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, CEO of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, agreed that the lifted restrictions will improve recovery.

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