President Joe Biden’s administration announced new guidelines for all international travel Monday, including a new upcoming vaccine requirement for foreign nationals flying to America.
A White House official hinted at the changes last week, saying that the administration was in the midst of developing a “new international air travel system,” Reuters reported at the time. White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients laid out the new system on Monday, describing it as being “much stricter.”
Beginning early November, all foreign nationals flying to the U. S. will be required to be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination prior to boarding a U.S.-bound aircraft, Zients said. This “new system for international travel” will replace the current rules, which bar foreign nationals from traveling to the U.S. if they’ve been in certain parts of the world within the last 14 days.
The U. K., Brazil, China, Iran, India and South Africa are currently on that list. As of early November, vaccinated people from those countries will be allowed to enter the U.S. upon compliance with the various testing and proof of vaccination rules, Zients confirmed.
“In early November, we will move to this much stricter global system. So we will have consistent approach across all countries. It will require foreign nationals to be vaccinated, to prove they’re vaccinated and then to go through the testing and contact tracing regimes,” Zients said.
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