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US To Lift Curbs For Vaccinated Foreign Travellers On November 8

Published on Oct 18 2021 1:00 PM in General Industry tagged: U.S. / COVID-19 / The White House / U.S. Land border / global tourism

US To Lift Curbs For Vaccinated Foreign Travellers On November 8

The White House has announced that it will lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals effective November 8 at land borders and for air travel. Curbs on non-essential travellers...

The White House has announced that it will lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals effective November 8 at land borders and for air travel.

Curbs on non-essential travellers at land borders have been in place since March 2020 to address the COVID-19 pandemic and were first imposed on air travellers in China in early 2020 and extended to more than 30 other countries.

COVID Restrictions

The White House announced Tuesday October 12 that it would lift restrictions at its land borders and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated foreign nationals in early November.

They are similar but not identical to requirements announced last month for international air travellers.

Unvaccinated visitors will still be barred from entering the United States from Canada or Mexico at land borders.

Canada on Aug. 9 began allowing fully vaccinated U.S. visitors for non-essential travel.

The White House announced on Sept. 20 that the United States would lift restrictions on air travellers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil, and most of Europe in early November.

It did not disclose the precise date at the time.

It also said it would apply vaccine requirements to foreign nationals traveling from all other countries.

Non-U.S. air travellers will need to show proof of vaccination before boarding a flight, and will need to show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test.

Foreign visitors crossing a land border will not need to show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test.

News by Reuters, edited for Hospitality Ireland by Conor Farrelly. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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