The White House has set a date for allowing in fully vaccinated international travelers again after restrictions were imposed 19 months ago.
Those restrictions will be lifted on Monday, November 8, the Biden administration's assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz announced on Twitter today.
Munoz added that's the date for the resumption of international air travel as well as nonessential crossings of the land borders with Canada and Mexico.
The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8. This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent. https://t.co/uaDiVrjtqi— Kevin Munoz (@KMunoz46) October 15, 2021
The U.S. announced in September that travel rules would ease for visitors from the European Union, Brazil, China, India, and other places in "early November," but officials hadn't released a specific date until now.
Travelers arriving in the country by air must be fully vaccinated and must produce negative Covid-19 test results taken no more than three days before travel. The U.S. will accept vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization.
The White House said earlier this week it would also reopen the land borders with Canada and Mexico to fully vaccinated travelers. Requirements for those crossings are slightly different than the rules for air travel: Those visitors will not need to provide Covid-19 test results.
European Union nations and Canada eased many travel restrictions on Americans over the summer; Europe later reimposed some measures. Mexico has had some of the world's most lax travel restrictions since summer 2020.
Unvaccinated international travelers will not be permitted to enter the United States.