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US to allow entry to fully vaccinated foreign travellers from November 8

The US' new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travellers to the United States will begin on November 8, White House Assistant Press Secretary Kevin Munoz said

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Washington Published on: October 15, 2021 23:16 IST
US to allow entry to fully vaccinated foreign travellers from November 8
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US to allow entry to fully vaccinated foreign travellers from November 8

The United States government on Friday announced that it would allow fully vaccinated foreign travellers to enter the country, by both land and air, from November 8. With the announcement of the implementation of the new date, the US will essentially lift travel restrictions from countries like India, United Kingdom and China.

"The US' new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travellers to the United States will begin on November 8," White House Assistant Press Secretary Kevin Munoz said.

"This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent,” he said in a tweet.

The new travel policy was first announced on September 20. Under the new policy, a foreign national having vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the US or the World Health Organization (WHO) would be allowed to enter the country.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is soon expected to issue guidance.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the coronavirus has claimed 721,848 lives in the US, along with 44,783,838 confirmed infections.

(with PTI inputs)

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