The USA has announced that international visitors who are fully vaccinated will once again be able to enter the United States starting November 8, 2021.
The news was unveiled from the White House via Twitter by Kevin Munoz, the Assistant Press Secretary. This means that many travelers from the EU, UK, China, and more will once again be able to visit America.
The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8. This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent. https://t.co/uaDiVrjtqi
— Kevin Munoz (@KMunoz46) October 15, 2021
To enter the country, visitors must be fully vaccinated by one of the vaccines approved by America’s FDA or the World Health Organization. Visitors must also take a COVID test no more than 72 hours before their departure flight to the US.
The current list of accepted vaccines includes the ones most Americans have heard of including Moderna, Pfizer, J&J, and Oxford, as well as Covishield from India, and Sinopharm and Sinovac from China.
The CDC has also announced that “fully vaccinated” includes those who have received mixed doses from different vaccine manufacturers, which some say has shown great potential for inducing a robust immune response. The new rules are in effect for visitors arriving by both land and air.
According to the Washington Post, Anthony J. Santella, professor of health administration and policy at the University of New Haven stated, “If we’re really serious about being okay with domestic and international travel, we have to be willing to accept that not every country does the same thing and has the same kind of vaccination policy.”