In the present day, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) is issuing Orders to implement the brand new journey coverage introduced by the Biden administration to securely resume international journey to the US whereas defending the well being and security of American communities from COVID-19. These Orders put in place a stringent and constant international worldwide journey coverage that’s guided by public well being.
In the present day’s announcement signifies that on November 8, non-U.S. residents who aren’t immigrants to the US might be required to be absolutely vaccinated and supply proof of their vaccination standing to fly to the US. There might be very restricted exceptions to this vaccination requirement for sure non-U.S. residents who aren’t immigrants, together with kids beneath the age of 18.
Absolutely vaccinated air passengers, no matter citizenship, will proceed to be required to point out a adverse pre-departure COVID-19 take a look at taken not more than three days earlier than they board their flight to the US. For passengers who aren’t absolutely vaccinated, the foundations will tighten to require a take a look at taken not more than someday earlier than departing to the US.
All air passengers to the US can even be required to supply primary contact data to airways earlier than boarding flights to the US. This can enable airways to raised coordinate with public well being businesses to share data when wanted to maintain the general public protected and knowledgeable, and strengthen their means to quickly determine and speak to individuals within the U.S. who could have been uncovered to a communicable illness, corresponding to COVID-19.
Each the U.S. Authorities and the airline trade are dedicated to creating this course of as seamless as doable for the touring public. These journey necessities might be efficient for air journey to the US from any overseas nation at or after 12:01AM ET on November 8, 2021.
Additional steerage on the very restricted exceptions to those vaccination necessities, what constitutes acceptable proof of vaccination, and different operational particulars can be found on CDC’s web site.