A White House official announced today, Friday, that the United States will open its borders to foreign travelers vaccinated against the emerging corona virus, which causes disease, starting on November 8.
This step would provide more options for those who received the vaccination, and at the same time further restrict those who did not meet them.
And Bloomberg News Agency indicates that this measure represents a major shift in America’s travel policy, which has been in effect since the early days of the epidemic in the country, as it was categorically preventing the entry of foreigners coming directly from the countries of Europe, India, Brazil and China, the American lands.
The US official explained that vaccinated people with a negative test result valid for 72 hours prior to departure will now be allowed to travel on a flight to the United States as long as they share contact tracing information.
The US official noted that it will generally prevent entry to foreigners who have not received the vaccination, while US citizens will be required to submit a negative test result to detect the virus.
This measure was first announced on September 20, but the Biden administration did not immediately announce when it would actually enter into force.