US opens borders for vaccinated foreigners

Source : 112 Ukraine

The United States intends to let into the country only foreigners who have been vaccinated against coronavirus
14:17, 27 October 2021

The United States has allowed foreigners to enter the country as DW reported.

It is noted that the new entry rules provide a number of conditions. For example, foreigners traveling on nonimmigrant visas to the United States from November 8 must, when boarding a flight, provide a certificate of vaccination with drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization.

Previously, vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson were approved in the United States. In addition to them, the World Health Organization also approved the drugs AstraZeneca, the Serum Institute in India and the Chinese Sinopharm.

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It is noted that the rule does not apply to children under 18 years of age, people with medical contraindications. In addition, there is a limited range of humanitarian exceptions. Fully vaccinated are people who received their last vaccination at least two weeks before the flight for a two-part approved vaccine.

In addition to the vaccination certificate, vaccinated foreigners will need to provide a negative coronavirus test taken no later than 72 hours before departure. Those eligible for the vaccine exemption need a test done at least 24 hours in advance.

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US citizens returning home are not required to provide proof of vaccination.

As we reported, US President Joe Biden signed a decree introducing new vaccine requirements for most foreign passengers and lifting strict travel restrictions for residents of China, India and most of Europe from November 8.



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