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September 21, 2021updated 06 Oct 2021 6:32am

US to ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated air passengers from November

People have to show their full-vaccination proof before travel and will not have to quarantine themselves after arrival.

The US Government has decided to relax Covid-19-related travel restrictions in the country by allowing fully vaccinated air travellers from 33 countries globally.

This decision was announced by The White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients.

Beginning from November, the US will allow travellers from European countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, as well as Britain, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil.

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be required to show proof of their vaccination before travel and will not have to quarantine themselves after arrival.

The White House further added that the final decision on what vaccines would be accepted will be notified by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

US citizens who are not vaccinated and returning to the country will be required to show evidence of a negative Covid-19 test report within a day of their travel, and also present proof of purchasing a viral test after their arrival at the airport.

Pandemic-related restrictions were imposed last year by former US President Donald Trump.

Throughout the pandemic period, the US allowed foreign air travellers from more than 150 countries across the world, through a policy that critics said made little sense with countries having a high Covid-19 infection rate not included in the restricted list.

However, the US has extended its pandemic-related curbs at land borders with Canada and Mexico, restricting nonessential travel such as tourism until 21 October.

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