The US will allow travelers vaccinated against the corona virus back into the country from November 8th.
"The US's new travel regulations, which require vaccinations for foreign travelers, will begin on November 8th," a White House spokesman said on Titter on Friday.
In March of last year, the USA imposed entry bans on Europeans, among others, because of the corona pandemic.
A month ago the US government announced that the so-called travel ban for vaccinated travelers would be lifted "at the beginning of November", but the government had not yet given a specific date.
In addition to a vaccination before departure, travelers will also have to show a negative corona test in the future.
Entry ban caused criticism
The current regulations prohibit entry for those who have been in the Schengen area, Ireland or the UK in the 14 days before.
Entry bans also apply to China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Iran.
US citizens, people with a permanent residence permit - a so-called green card - and holders of certain visas with a special permit are not affected.
In particular, the entry ban for Europeans had increasingly caused criticism in recent months - especially since the EU lifted corresponding entry restrictions for US citizens in June and many EU countries are better off than the USA in terms of vaccinations and infection rates.
Not only did travel and business associations complain about the US entry bans.
Due to the regulations, numerous couples and families living separately could no longer see each other.Keywords: usa, travelers, entry regulations, entry ban, country, people, regulations, corona test, test, travel regulations, government, entry, corona virus, travel ban, vaccination