Xinhua News Agency, Washington, September 20 (Reporter Xu Jianmei and Deng Xianlai) The White House said on the 20th that the US government plans to relax entry restrictions on foreign travelers "fully vaccinated against the new crown" from early November.

  The White House Coordinator of Covid-19 Response, Jeffrey Zintz, said that the new regulations apply to all international flights arriving in the United States, and all foreign passengers must present a certificate of "fully vaccinated against COVID-19" when entering the United States, and a certificate of negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before departure. .

International travelers who have been fully vaccinated do not need to be quarantined after entering the United States.

The regulations will come into effect in early November so that relevant agencies and airlines can prepare.

  Zintz said that the White House will follow the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's specific interpretation of "fully vaccinated", including which vaccines meet the regulatory requirements.

In addition, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to issue a "tracking order" requiring airlines to collect and retain contact information such as telephone numbers and email addresses of passengers arriving in the United States within 30 days to remind passengers of possible exposure to infection risks.

  Zintz said that for U.S. citizens returning to the U.S. who have not received the new crown vaccine, the U.S. government will implement "stricter testing requirements," including proof of negative test results for the new crown within the day before departure and proof of payment of testing fees after returning to the U.S.

  On the same day, the US government continued to extend the land-water travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico for one month to October 21.

This land-water cross-border restriction order will be implemented in March 2020 and will be extended once a month.

Starting from August 9 this year, Canada allows American citizens who have received the new crown vaccine to enter Canada.

  The US government began to implement international travel restrictions at the beginning of the new crown epidemic last year, and it has continued to expand to new countries and regions.

The media here quoted data from the American Aviation Association as saying that as of the end of August this year, the scale of international travel has shrunk by 43% compared to before the epidemic.

The American Travel Association previously estimated that if the United States’ international travel restrictions continue until the end of this year, it will cost the United States 1.1 million jobs and cause about 325 billion U.S. dollars in damage to the U.S. economy.

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