Despite hundreds of thousands of Covid cases every day, and an average of 2000 deaths a day, the US is opening up again.
They're opening their borders to vaccinated UK and EU citizens in November.
The ban has been in place since March last year, and our tourism industry here will be watching with keen interest.
But with the international tourism market opening up, will New Zealand get left behind?
Grant Webster, Tourism Holdings Limited CEO joined Kate Hawkesby.