Travelers, some in protective gear, walk through John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) as it stands mostly empty due to the ongoing cutbacks in travel because of the coronavirus on April 16, 2020 in New York City.

The US will not lift its existing travel restrictions due to the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus and increasing Covid-19 cases, Reuters reported.

"Given where we are today with the Delta variant, the United States will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point," an anonymous White House official told the news outlet.

Coronavirus cases are increasing in several states among the unvaccinated and the Delta variant, which was first identified in India, is rapidly spreading across the nation.

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