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The U.S changes its travel rules

October 26, 2021 | News, Travel

A White House official has given confirmation that as of 8th November 2021, the regional Covid-19 travel bans implemented by the U.S will be replaced by a Covid vaccination requirement. 

The US has had tough travel restrictions in place since last year when the pandemic hit. It, therefore, has come as some surprise for many travel-goers that travel to the US will be permitted from November 2021. As with many other travel requirements around the world, those wanting to visit the U.S will require a double vaccination and a negative Covid test. From early 2020, restrictions on visitors from China were put in place and this was soon extended to other countries around the world. 

What are the new travel rules?

Those who have had a negative Coronavirus test in the last 72 hours before travelling to the U.S will be allowed in the country. Travellers will not be required to quarantine on arrival in the U.S. 

The new rules will apply to Schengen countries, a group of 26 European nations, as well as the UK, Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, and South Africa.

It was also announced last week that travel restrictions would be eased for fully vaccinated nationals in Canada and Mexico travelling to the U.S. 

The lifting of travel restrictions will not only benefit both European and U.S economies but also travellers and those who have families across the world that they have been unable to visit for a long time.

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