x

COVID: US lifts restrictions for vaccinated travellers — White House

World Friday 15/October/2021 21:34 PM
By: DW
COVID: US lifts restrictions for vaccinated travellers — White House
Vaccinated foreigners will be allowed to travel to the US starting November 8

New York: The White House has decided to lift coronavirus travel restrictions for all fully vaccinated foreign nationals. The new COVID-19 travel rules will come into effect from November 8.

Authorities put restrictive measures in place to help curb the spread of the virus in early 2020. The announcement clarified that the easing of restrictions included both land and air travel. 

Non-essential journeys from Mexico and Canada have been blocked for around a year and a half. Visitors from the so-called Schengen countries in Europe, as well as China, India and Iran among others, may now once again enter the US. If they have been fully vaccinated.

The US lags behind many other countries regarding the lifting of travel restrictions. Unvaccinated travellers will still be barred from entering the country.