Chinanews, October 27th. According to a report by the US Overseas Chinese News Network, on November 8th, the United States will initiate new entry regulations.

This time it will end the travel ban imposed on dozens of countries since the epidemic.

The new regulations apply to both international flights and people entering the country at land ports.

It will also increase re-entry requirements for unvaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

So, which countries are covered by the new regulations?

What are the specific requirements for non-citizens/citizens?

  According to the USA Today report, the White House’s statement is that “for citizens and non-citizens who cannot prove that they have been fully vaccinated and go to the United States, they must present a negative nucleic acid certificate within X days before departure.” This X days will be three days before departure. Change the day to within 24 hours a day.

  Citizens/non-citizens who are fully vaccinated must have a negative nucleic acid certificate in addition to presenting a vaccination certificate. They still have a three-day test window, but if they cannot present a vaccination certificate, they will also be subject to a one-day nucleic acid test.

  A White House official said in a briefing on Monday (25th): "These are strict safety procedures that follow public health science and are designed to improve the safety of Americans at home and international travel."

  With a few exceptions, the vaccines given to non-citizens must be vaccines approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use before they can enter the country.

What are the exceptions?

  White House officials emphasized that exceptions to the vaccine requirements for non-citizen travelers are rare, but exceptions will be made for children under the age of 18 and travelers from countries with a vaccination rate of less than 10% (due to lack of vaccine supply).

The White House said it currently affects about 50 countries, but the list is constantly changing.

  People with certain diseases, including those with severe allergic reactions to the vaccine, will also be exempt from the vaccination requirement.

  Children under 2 years old do not need to be tested.

  In addition, citizens/non-citizens who have recently recovered from the new crown pneumonia may bypass the test, "but travel with documents recovered from the new crown pneumonia (i.e., a sample you collected no more than 90 days before the flight will test positive for the virus) ) And a letter from a licensed medical institution, doctor or public health official stating that you have been approved to travel." CDC said.

Who can enter the United States?

  From November 8th, citizens/non-citizens can enter the United States by air if they can present a certificate of fully vaccinated and a negative nucleic acid test conducted within three days before boarding.

  The airline will collect the personal information of all passengers traveling to the United States for close tracking.

The airline must keep this information for 30 days for the reference of health officials.

  After getting off the plane, you need to wear a mask, but you will not be forced to isolate.

  This new entry rule will make it possible for travelers from 36 countries to enter the United States, including:

  ·China

  ·India

  ·Iran

  ·Brazil

  ·South Africa

  ·U.K

  ·The Republic of Ireland

  · European Schengen Area: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican.

  Passengers from countries that have not previously included the ban will face stricter entry requirements starting November 8.

How about entering from Mexico and Canada?

  The new entry regulations will also take effect for non-citizens arriving by land or passenger ferry from Mexico and Canada.

  Starting from November 8, non-citizens who are fully vaccinated can enter the country through land ports for non-essential reasons such as traveling or visiting relatives and friends.

  In addition, the entry requirements for land ports will change again in early January next year, when all travelers, including those traveling for necessary purposes, will need to show proof of full vaccination.

  These rules apply to travelers.

There are different requirements for people who enter the United States as an immigrant.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “people who apply to enter the United States as an immigrant (with exceptions) must undergo a medical examination before obtaining an immigrant visa, which includes vaccination requirements.”

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