The White House said Friday that fully vaccinated people from foreign countries can travel to the United States again beginning in November.
- Reuters first reported on the change.
CNN reports that the White House will add a new travel policy that will allow foreign visitors who are fully vaccinated to enter the U.S.
- Per The New York Times, travelers will need to show proof of vaccination before they board a flight.
- “The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8,” he said. “This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent.”
- “CDC has already informed airlines that all FDA approved and authorized vaccines, as well as all vaccines that have an Emergency Use Listing (EUL) from the WHO will be accepted for air travel. We anticipate the same will be true at the land border,” the official told CNN.
Per The New York Times, the travel ban has been in place for close to 18 months. It will now allow people to travel to the U.S. from the European Union, China, Iran, South Africa, Brazil and India. This could be a spark to the U.S. travel industry, which has suffered loss because of the coronavirus pandemic and the ban from the U.S.