HealthDay News – All international travelers fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will be able to enter the United States starting November 8, a White House official told the New York Times.
The announcement came on Wednesday after the news that the United States would reopen its land borders to fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico for the first time since the pandemic closings began 19 months ago. US officials had previously stated that foreign air travelers who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter the country from early November, but no set date has been given.
Friday’s announcement effectively completes the reopening of the United States to tourism and overseas family visits, and ushers in a new phase in the recovery from the pandemic.
The reopening comes with strict requirements for air travelers: full vaccination, proof of a negative coronavirus test before boarding their plane, and a negative COVID-19 follow-up test done within three days of entering the U.S., the said Times with. Unvaccinated foreign travelers will continue to be banned from entering the country, officials told the Times. Unvaccinated Americans flying home from overseas are required to take a negative coronavirus test the day before they return to the United States and provide evidence that they purchased a follow-up test when they arrived in the United States.
The New York Times article
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