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US Allowed Fully Vaccinated Visitors From November 8

US Allowed Fully Vaccinated Visitors From November 8

Indians who have been fully vaccinating can now travel to the US from November 8 as the White House notified that the country would allow foreign nationals who have taken both shots.

An official from the White House said the policy is guiding by public health, stringent, and consistent in what will be a beginning to the end of unprecedented restrictions imposed early last year.

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Here are ten things to know about the latest development.

  1. The policy was already outlined in early September, where White House officials said the country would lift restrictions on air travelers from 33 countries in early November.
  2. Starting November 8, the US will admit fully vaccinated foreign air travelers from the 26 so-called Schengen countries in Europe, including France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Greece, as well as Brazil, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran, and Britain.
  3. Not all the technical and logistical details of the new policy have yet been announced.
  4. US health authorities have said that all vaccines approved by Food and Drug Administration and World Health Organization would be accepted for entry by air. At the moment, this includes the AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, and Sinovac vaccines.
  5. The US will consider people arriving by plane vaccinated if they received shots either authorized by Food and Drug Administration or have an Emergency Use Listing from the World Health Organization.
  6. Unvaccinated foreigners will generally be prohibited from entry, while unvaccinated Americans need a negative Covid-19 test.
  7. The move is set to provide a massive relief for large Indian diaspora stuck in the US and unable to travel to India for the past one-and-a-half year as there would be many hassles returning. With the latest announcement, many Indians living in the US can plan their travel to the country and return when appropriate.
  8. Indians traveling to the US will need to show proof of vaccination before boarding a flight and will need to show evidence of a recent negative Covid-19 test. Foreign visitors crossing a border will not need to show proof of a current negative Covid-19 test.
  9. The move to a vaccine-based entry system brings the US into line with the European Union, which started using Covid-pass apps at the start of summer, and the UK, which made the switch in recent weeks.
  10. For the US, the November 8 date also applies an opening along land borders with Canada and Mexico announced earlier this week.

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