The restrictions imposed on foreign travel have now come to an end. President Joe Biden will now allow full-vaccinated foreigners into the country. On Monday, The White House said that the visitors should have proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test report. Earlier due to the pandemic, a travel ban was imposed on many countries including India. Vaccinated people from countries like India can now travel to the US with proof of their vaccination before they start flying for the United States, White House officials said. According to the reports of AFP, Jeffrey Zients, coronavirus response coordinator for President Joe Biden, told, the new “consistent approach” would take effect in “early November.” Zients said fully vaccinated travelers, as per the new policy, will need to complete pre-departure testing within three days prior to departure to the US and show proof of a negative test before boarding the flight. Unvaccinated US citizens traveling from abroad will face stricter testing conditions, needing to test one day prior to departure and test again after their arrival.
The travel ban will finally end after 18 months, the changes will now allow. President Biden will also tighten testing rules for unvaccinated American citizens, who will need to be tested within a day before returning to the US, as well as after they arrive home. White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients, introduced new policies to travel. Former President Donald Trump imposed a Blanket ban on foreign travelers at the start of 2020.
During the virtual conference, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, said, ” Today we’re announcing a new international air travel system. This new system includes strict protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from passengers flying into the United States, protecting Americans and making international air travel safer.”
Next week, CDC will determine which vaccine is acceptable for entry into the US. If you break the rules, be prepared for the consequences,” said, Jeff Zients.