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United States announces opening of borders for non-essential travel from Nov 8


Washington DC: Starting November 8, fully vaccinated persons will be allowed to travel to the United States. President Joe Biden released on Monday additional details for implementation of the new international air travel policy.

As per the policy, foreign travellers to the US will have to be fully vaccinated.

“Starting on November 8, non-citizen, non-immigrant air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination status prior to boarding…”, the White House said

Passengers will need to show their vaccination status, while the airline will have to verify it and determine if it has been issued by an official source.

Vaccines approved by the FDA or authorized by WHO for emergency use

Unvaccinated travelers, including US citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), or unvaccinated foreign nationals who have been given an exception to travel will need to test within one day of departure. Earlier, travellers had to produce a negative test result within three days of travel to the United States.

Children under 18 will have to take a pre-departure test because of their ineligibility for vaccination.

Exceptions for vaccination requirements include children under 18, certain COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial participants, those with medical contraindications to the vaccines, those who need to travel for emergency or humanitarian reasons, those who are traveling on non-tourist visas from countries with low-vaccine availability, and other very narrow categories.



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