The United States has announced that it will lift restrictions on international travelers fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, starting in November.
According to New York TimesWhite House pandemic coordinator Jeff Zients said Monday that foreign travelers who provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19[female[feminine will be able to fly to the United States from “early November”.
Fully vaccinated travelers will also need to show proof of negative COVID-19 tests taken three days before flying to the United States.
“International travel is essential for connecting families and friends, for nurturing businesses large and small, for promoting the open exchange of ideas and culture,” he said.
“That is why, with science and public health as a guide, we have developed a new international air transportation system that both improves the safety of Americans here at home and improves the safety of international air travel.”
The United States had restricted travel by foreigners, who wished to travel to the United States from several countries, as part of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The countries are China, Iran, UK, India, Brazil, South Africa, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland , Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City and Republic of Ireland.
The administration’s decision comes hours before Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, who is due to meet with Biden on Tuesday, talks with the US president on relaxing the travel ban.