The US will ease journey restrictions for overseas guests from sure nations who’ve acquired their COVID-19 vaccinations from early November, the White Home mentioned on Monday.
From early November, absolutely vaccinated passengers — each US residents and overseas guests from sure nations — is not going to be topic to any quarantine mandates upon arrival within the US, the federal government mentioned.
The looser journey restrictions will apply to residents from Schengen Zone nations, in addition to Brazil, China, India, Iran, Eire, South Africa, and the UK.
Presently solely US residents, residents, and foreigners with particular visas are allowed to enter the US with out being required to quarantine.
As a part of these upcoming journey guidelines, returning vaccinated US residents and overseas guests can be required to point out proof of vaccination and return a damaging COVID-19 take a look at that’s taken inside three days of departure, Jen Psaki mentioned at a press briefing.
On the identical time, the US authorities has up to date its testing necessities for unvaccinated residents re-entering the nation. Unvaccinated US residents can be required to each return a damaging COVID-19 take a look at inside in the future of departure and pre-purchase a viral take a look at that have to be taken upon arrival.
Different particulars for the upcoming new system are nonetheless being mentioned, together with which COVID-19 vaccines can be recognised by the US and whether or not the necessities apply to inexperienced card and visa holders, Psaki mentioned.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Twitter said he was “delighted” by the information.
“It is a incredible enhance for enterprise and commerce, and nice that household and buddies on either side of the pond will be reunited as soon as once more,” he tweeted.
The UK and Europe put aside quarantine for absolutely vaccinated travellers from sure nations months earlier, and have reportedly been pushing for the US to equally ease its journey restrictions.
In the meantime, Australia is beginning to trial home-based quarantine in a few of its states for folks coming into the nation. It beforehand solely allowed lodge quarantine for inbound travellers.