The US is easing its coronavirus travel restrictions, reopening to passengers from the UK, EU and other nations.
From November, foreign travelers will be allowed to fly into the US if they are fully vaccinated, and undergo testing and contact tracing, reported the BBC.
The US has had tough restrictions on travel in place since early last year.
The article reads that the move answers a major demand from European allies.
“The current rules bar entry to most non-US citizens who have been in the UK and a number of other European countries, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil within the last 14 days.
“Under the new rules, foreign travelers will need to demonstrate proof of vaccination before flying, obtain a negative Covid-19 test result within three days of traveling, and provide their contact information. They will not be required to quarantine,” reports the BBC.
Officials said there would be some exceptions to the new policy, including for children who are not eligible to be vaccinated.
The article notes that it was not immediately clear if the new rules applied only to US-approved vaccines, however, this will be determined by the US Centers for Disease Control.
Source: The BBC
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