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The US to ease entry regulations next month

Most fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be able to enter the US from November 

The White House has announced that non-US citizens who are fully vaccinated will be able to enter the US beginning from 8 November 2021.

White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz posted the following statement on Twitter: “This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is guided by public health, stringent and consistent.”

The revised regulations will affect visitors from up to 33 countries and are the biggest changes to US travel policy since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

The previous rules barred most foreign nationals from coming directly from  Europe, India, Brazil and China, among other destinations.

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Under the new rules, travellers must show proof of vaccination currently approved by the FDA (Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson), arrive with a negative Covid-19 test result taken three days prior to arrival, wear a mask throughout the journey and share their email address and mobile number for contact-tracing purposes.

It was also announced that there will be exceptions to these regulations, which would be clarified ahead of the implementation date.

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