The White House previously announced it would be lifting the travel ban but has not provided a date on when it will all be happening. Starting on November 8th, 2021, foreign tourists who have been shut out of the United States since the early days of the pandemic will be allowed to start visiting the country — as long as they can show proper vaccination requirements.
Cities that heavily count on foreign tourists for revenue, as well as families who have been separated by the travel bans, have been pressing the government to loosen the reigns and allow people to travel.
The new date and rules apply to those traveling to the United States for tourism or to visit friends and family, whether it’s by air, crossing land borders with Canada and Mexico, or arriving in the United States by passenger ferry.
Air travelers will have to show proof of vaccination and results of a negative covid-19 test taken within three days before boarding the plane. Land and ferry travelers will have to show proof of their vaccination status upon request. Business travelers, who weren’t affected by the travel bans, will have to be fully vaccinated by January 2022.
There will be very limited exceptions to the vaccination requirements, and those details will become available in the coming weeks.
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