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COVID-19 travel bans to be rescinded
The Biden administration plans to rescind COVID-19 travel bans in favor of requiring proof of vaccination from international travelers beginning in November
On 9/20/2021, the White House announced that it is plans to ease travel restrictions on all international travelers coming into the United States beginning in early November 2021. The White House will rescind the current geographic COVID-19 related travel bans implemented for individuals from China, Iran, the Schengen Area, U.K., Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, and India and will instead move forward with solutions to deter the spread of COVID-19 based on individuals, rather than restrictions placed on entire countries or regions.

In place of these bans, all international travelers will be required to prove that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as well as provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of boarding a flight to the United States. The CDC will provide information regarding which vaccines will be accepted.

Limited exceptions such as for children; COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial participants; and humanitarian exceptions for people traveling for an important reason and who lack access to vaccination in a timely manner will be available. Individuals who are exempted from the vaccine requirement may be required to be vaccinated upon arrival.

The administration will also be making additional recommendations to stop the spread of COVID-19, including:

  1. Continuing the mask mandate through January 18, 2022,
  2. Expanding pre-departure and post-arrival testing requirements, and
  3. Implanting a contact tracing order for airlines.

The administration said it needs until early November to establish processes and procedures to fully implement this decision.

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Leila Freijy
Law Office of Leila Freijy PLLC
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