The United States is set to overhaul its travel restrictions Nov. 8,A new system has been introduced. makes U.S. tourism possible for Many millions of overseas tourists are fully vaccinated.
“The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8,” Kevin MunozIn a Friday tweet, the White House Assistant Press Secretary stated that. The announcement and the date apply to land and international travel. Public health is the guiding principle of this policy. It’s strict and consistent.
Foreign national air travelers will need to be vaccinated and will need to provide proof of vaccination status to fly to the U.S. and ahead of boarding will need to show a pre-departure negative test within three days of travel, according to a White House official not authorized to speak on the record.
International visitors who cross land borders with Canada and Mexico or by passenger ferry for non-essential reasons will also be required to be vaccinated and will be required to show vaccination proof, the White House official continued. Foreign nationals who cross land border with Canada or Mexico for non-essential purposes will have to get fully vaccinated by January.
The new travel policy, first announced Sept. 20, essentially drops the travel ban that has prevented most inbound travel from dozens of countries – including most European Union member states, the United Kingdom and China – since early 2020.
Friday’s announcement sheds more light on the upcoming travel policy changes. The government had initially said the new policy would go into place in “early November,” leaving foreign nationals questioning when to make or adjust travel plans.
Under the new international air travel system, foreign tourists vaccinated against COVID-19 with a drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization can enter the U.S. by air travel. Officials from the White House stated they expect similar treatment for land travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and federal agencies will provide guidance before Nov. 8.
The story continues to develop.
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