U.S. Border To Open Back Up To Legal Foreign Travelers

This past Monday, foreign travelers planning to enter the United States are going to see a new set of requirements for their entry.

This past month, A document was put forth by the White House concerning these new travel restrictions, stating:

Starting on November 8, non-citizen, non-immigrant air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to fly to the U.S.

Old Uncle Joe’s administration will be letting certain unvaccinated international travelers permission to travel into the United States, but this allowance is slated to be quite small.

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The White House also made note that these handfuls of exceptions will also cover children under the age of 18, “certain COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial participants, those with medical contraindications to the vaccines, those who need to travel for emergency or humanitarian reasons (with a US government-issued letter affirming the urgent need to travel), those who are traveling on non-tourist visas from countries with low-vaccine availability (as determined by the CDC), and other very narrow categories.”

The White House also stated that any of those who come into the U.S. will be forced to say they will “comply with applicable public health requirements,” which is also earmarked to include the condition that they get vaccinated immediately if they plan to stay within the United States for over 60 days.

The new guidance handed down also include testing requirements. When talking about these testing requirements the White House stated:

  • For those Americans who can show they are fully vaccinated, the same requirement currently in place will apply – they have to produce a negative test result within three days of travel.

  • For anyone traveling to the United States who cannot demonstrate proof of full vaccination, they will have to produce documentation of a negative test within one day of departure.

Previously, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also put forth a statement that explained the newly set testing requirements for people traveling from foreign countries.

As stated by the CDC: “Effective November 8, 2021 … before boarding a flight to the US from a foreign country, all air passengers- 2 years or older – are required to present a negative COVID-19 viral test result, within a time period based on their vaccination status … or present documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days.”

This new plan follows in the wake of the Biden administration continuing to extend multiple other restrictions on travel into the country, despite the fact that many other nations are looking to open their borders.

 

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