US to Lift Travel Ban on Fully Vaccinated Visitors from UK and European Union

US to Lift Travel Ban on Fully Vaccinated Visitors

US to Lift Travel Ban on Fully Vaccinated Visitors

The United States announced a new international air travel system Monday, opening travel up for all vaccinated travelers in early November.

The United States will require that adult foreign nationals traveling to the United States be fully vaccinated, another source familiar with the matter said, implementing what the source described as strict protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19 from passengers who are flying internationally to the US.

The Financial Times was first to report the news. European Union Ambassador to the U.S. Stavros Lambrinidis also hinted at 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.”

Travelers will need to show proof of vaccination prior to boarding U.S.-bound planes, said Jeff Zients during a press briefing. He is leading the nation’s Covid response efforts for the White House.

The White House is also tightening rules for unvaccinated U.S. citizens returning home. They will need to test one day before departure and test again after returning.

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