China News Service, October 26. According to foreign media reports, the White House said that President Biden signed an order on the 25th to impose new vaccine requirements on most foreign air passengers from November 8th, and lift the restrictions on China and China. Strict travel restrictions in India and most countries in Europe.
Data map: Electronic bulletin board in the terminal of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, USA.
According to reports, the United States implemented special travel restrictions for the first time in early 2020 in response to the spread of the new crown virus.
The rule prohibits the entry of most non-US citizens who have been to the United Kingdom, European Schengen countries, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil in the past 14 days.
Biden stated in a statement: "It is in the interest of the United States to get rid of the travel restrictions previously imposed during the epidemic and adopt an air travel policy that mainly relies on vaccination to promote the safe resumption of international air travel."
The Biden administration announced in September 2021 that it would lift entry restrictions and require all foreign citizens to be fully vaccinated before coming to the United States.
The guidelines published on the 25th outline the exemptions for this requirement, including tourists under the age of 18; people with certain diseases; clinical trial participants and those who need to travel due to emergencies or humanitarian reasons.
A senior government official added that travelers from countries with a vaccination rate of less than 10% will also be allowed to enter the country after providing a compelling reason to come to the United States.
Another senior official pointed out that the WHO will regularly update the list of countries in short supply of vaccines. The list contains about 50 countries and will be evaluated quarterly.
According to senior officials, those granted exemptions account for "a very, very small percentage of the actual number of tourists visiting American cities."
Data map: New York State citizens wear masks when shopping in supermarkets.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan
Under the new regulations, passengers are required to provide a vaccination certificate and negative test results before boarding. Airlines will be responsible for implementing these measures, including confirming whether the records provided by the passengers are officially released and whether their vaccination status is in compliance with the US Disease Control and Prevention. The Center for Prevention (CDC)'s definition of "fully vaccinated".
US officials said that the United States will accept any vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), and travelers can provide an official electronic version of the vaccine card.
Airlines are also required to retain passenger contact information so that CDC can conduct contact tracing in the event of a potential infection.Keywords: