USA will lift its ban on fully vaccinated visitors from the UK and EU
The United States unveiled a new international air travel system on Monday, with travel beginning in early November for all immunised travellers.
Another source familiar with the situation claimed that the US will require adult foreign citizens going to the US to be completely vaccinated, and that tight processes will be implemented to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 from passengers flying internationally to the US.
The revelation was initially reported by the Financial Times. Stavros Lambrinidis, the European Union’s ambassador to the United States, hinted to the decision earlier Monday, tweeting:“Together with my EU Member State colleagues, we have been working diligently to lift the #travelban on Europeans. Hope there’ll be a positive announcement soon.”
Travellers will need to provide proof of vaccination before boarding planes destined for the United States, according to Jeff Zients during a press conference. For the White House, he is in charge of the nation’s Covid response efforts.
The White House is also strengthening the criteria for unvaccinated Americans returning to the United States. They must test one day prior to travel and again when they return.
Within three days after departure, a COVID-19 test will be required, with verification of negative results. Travellers will also require enhanced touch tracing and masking. Travel bans were originally implemented for travel from China in the early days of the pandemic. Soon later, other countries were included.