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US ‘to lift travel restrictions fully on Nov 8

The White House on Friday will reportedly announce it will lift travel restrictions for foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus beginning on November 8.

Travelers will be required to show proof that they have completed their Covid-19 vaccines as well as a negative test within three days of departing, a White House official told Reuters.

White House Assistant Press Secretary Kevin Munoz on Friday morning acknowledged Reuters’ report and tweeted: ‘The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8. This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel.

This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent.’

The announcement comes two days after the Biden administration announced it would reopen its land borders with Canada and Mexico to fully vaccinated travelers. Those travelers would also need to produce a negative test within three days of departure.

The White House on September 20 had said travel restrictions would loosen sometime in November. The relaxing in rules applies to 33 countries with nationals banned from entering the US, including China, Brazil, India and many countries in Europe.

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