Coronavirus update: US announces new Covid-19 international air travel rules
Coronavirus update: The US administration on Monday announced new Covid-19 international air travel rules starting from November 8. Meanwhile, the foreign national air travellers to the United States will have to be fully vaccinated.
Also, the foreign national air travellers in the US will have to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to fly to the United States, with only limited exceptions, read the US Department of State release.
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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that for the purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include those US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved or authorized, as well as vaccines with an emergency use listing (EUL) from the World Health Organization (WHO) that includes Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines.
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As per the guidelines mixing and matching of approved shots will be permitted.
Fully vaccinated air travellers will continue to be required to show documentation of a pre-departure negative viral test from a sample taken within three days of travel to the United States before boarding. That includes all travelers - US citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals.
To further strengthen protections, unvaccinated travellers - whether US citizens, LPRs, or the small number of excepted unvaccinated foreign nationals - will now need to show documentation of a negative viral test from a sample taken within one day of travel to the United States, read the release.
The travel advisory by the US Department of State also said that both US citizens and foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated should travel with proof of their vaccination status to provide to their airline prior to departure to the United States.
As per new Covid-19 international air travel rules by the US administration, the proof of vaccination should be a paper or digital record issued by an official source.