Wed, Dec

COVID-19: US To Ease Restrictions On Fully Vaccinated Foreign Visitors

US & Canada News

The United States intends to ease travel restrictions on all fully vaccinated foreign visitors beginning from November. According to the White House on Monday, the country could relax a patchwork of bans that had begun to cause anger in Europe and replacing them with more uniform requirements for inbound international air passengers. White House Covid-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients announced the "new international air travel system". "This is based on individuals rather than a country-based approach, so it's a stronger system," he said.

"Most importantly, foreign nationals flying to the US will be required to be fully vaccinated."

Zients also said the new rules will require all foreign nationals arriving in the United States to show proof of being fully vaccinated, adding that the new rules would take effect in early November, a timeline that will give agencies and airlines "time to prepare."

The lifting of blanket restrictions on travel to the US from certain countries will come as welcome development to thousands of foreign nationals with families in the United States who have been kept apart for almost the entire pandemic.