Dr Fauci says travel between Ireland and US will be "safe" from November
"I believe people who come from Ireland to the United States with vaccination and testing can have a safe visit."
Dr Anthony Fauci, has said that he thinks travel between Ireland and the United States will be "safe" from November.
In an interview with RTÉ's This Week programme on Sunday, the Chief Medical Adviser to the President of the United States, said that in spite of the high incidence rate in the US, travel between the two countries should be safe with "vaccination and testing" in November.
"I think the combination of the fact that it will be in November, and there will be a requirement for vaccination and testing, that it will be safe for people in Ireland to travel to the United States," he said.
"I believe our Irish friends and colleagues who come from Ireland to the United States with vaccination and testing can have a safe visit."
Asked whether young unvaccinated children should also be permitted to travel to the States Fauci said that "everything is relative".
"Everything has to be put into the context of what your ability is to take a finite risk," he said.
"Planes, given the filtering on board, are relatively safe. If you have children that come over from Ireland, we recommend that they wear masks in congregated settings."