October 25, 2021 The Biden Administration has unveiled new details of its plans to allow foreign citizens vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel back to the United States

starting November 8. As CNN explains, the Administration has published three documents relating to the necessary requirements for air travel. This is a decree from President Joe Biden setting out requirements for entering America, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccine guidance, testing and traceability, technical instructions for implementation. . The new documents, a senior official told reporters, "will help airlines and travelers prepare for the November 8 and will ensure a smooth transition to the new system ".

On vaccines recognized by the CDC are those "currently approved or authorized for emergency use by the United States Food and Drug Administration (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines)" as well as that of AstraZeneca / Oxford. L 'Administration is "well aware" that there are other Covid-19 vaccines not on the list, said a second senior official cited by CNN. Children under 18 are exempt from vaccination, another official said. The medical exemption applies to those who have had "severe anaphylactic allergic reactions to a previous Covid vaccine," said a senior official.

The Administration has also increased the requirements for testing. Unvaccinated US citizens, legal permanent residents and travelers "will have to provide a negative test within one day of travel," the White House said. Children under two do not need to take the test, an official explained. If a minor between the ages of 2 and 18 is traveling with a vaccinated adult, he or she can take the test three days before departure. The new guidelines, the White House said, will require all airlines flying to the United States to retain contact information for contact tracing and deliver it "promptly" to the CDC when needed.

Travel bans in the United States were first imposed in the early days of the pandemic, when then President Donald Trump restricted travel from China in January 2020. Restrictions followed for 26 states in Europe, including France. Germany and Italy, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Brazil, South Africa and India were added later.

The borders with Canada and Mexico also closed.

President Joe Biden has maintained bans on non-essential travel, with growing complaints from European governments.

The new rules, the White House said, will be implemented in a phased manner.

The first phase will start in early November, while the second will start in early January 2022.