Coronavirus: US set to implement covid passports
The Biden administration has wrapped up plans to implement covid passports to all travelers coming to the US. According to a statement on the state departments website, beginning November 8, all travelers to the US must provide proof of vaccination status or would be refused entry with only limited exceptions. It added that the new international air travel policy would be stringently and consistently implemented across the globe and guided by public health interests.
The statement read: “The CDC has determined that for the purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include those FDA approved or authorized, as well as vaccines with an emergency use listing (EUL) from the World Health Organization (WHO).”
The statement added that ‘fully vaccinated air travelers will continue to be required to show documentation of a pre-departure negative viral test from a sample taken within three days of travel to the United States before boarding. That includes all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals.
To further strengthen protections, unvaccinated travelers – whether U.S. citizens, LPRs, or the small number of excepted unvaccinated foreign nationals – will now need to show documentation of a negative viral test from a sample taken within one day of travel to the United States,” the statement concluded