What international travelers need to know

It’s been practically 20 months since america (like most international locations) put a ban on international travelers from flying into the nation. However as of at the moment, these bans are lastly being lifted for some international locations, reports Reuters. From November 8, non-U.S. residents will now have the ability to fly to America from the EU, U.Okay., China, Brazil, India, South Africa, and Iran.

Nonetheless, as CNBC notes, travelers from these international locations will nonetheless need to meet the next necessities:

  • Proof of full vaccination: all allowed international travelers will likely be required to have been totally vaccinated no less than two weeks earlier than their flight.
  • Solely sure vaccines rely: the U.S. will solely acknowledge sure kinds of vaccines, together with Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Sinopharm, and Sinovac. If travelers are vaccinated with different vaccines, they won’t be allowed to board the flight to the U.S.
  • A COVID-19 take a look at earlier than journey: all travelers who can present proof of full vaccination should additionally present proof of a destructive speedy antigen or PCR Covid-19 take a look at taken not more than 72 hours earlier than journey.

CNBC additionally factors out that there are exemptions to the principles. Minors will likely be exempt as not all international locations have approved vaccination in these below 18. Nonetheless, minors will nonetheless be required to have a destructive Covid-19 take a look at taken not more than 72 hours earlier than the flight. Individuals from sure international locations which have low vaccination charges can even be exempt. However once more, they may nonetheless need to present a destructive Covid-19 take a look at taken not more than 72 hours earlier than the flight.

And U.S. residents are additionally exempt from the ban, nevertheless, if a U.S. citizen is just not totally vaccinated, they may need to present proof of a destructive speedy antigen or PCR Covid-19 take a look at taken not more than 24 hours earlier than journey (not the three days allowed for totally vaccinated travelers).