The United States' New Covid-19 International Travel Regulations

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All foreign citizens over the age of 18 traveling to the United States will be required to show proof of current immunizations before boarding their flight. Travelers must also give proof of a negative Covid-19 test done within 72 hours of departing for the United States in addition to this new requirement.

All country-specific restrictions on international travel that have prevented non-citizens from entering the United States after visiting the UK, EU, China, India, Iran, Republic of Ireland, Brazil, or South Africa will be lifted once the vaccination requirement is in place.

WHAT IS THE IMPACT ON AMERICANS?

A negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival in the United States will be sufficient proof for fully vaccinated Americans.

WHAT ABOUT UNVACCINATED U.S. CITIZENS?

While non-vaccinated citizens and permanent residents of the United States will still be able to fly into the country, stricter screening and contact tracing protocols will be in place. Before flying to the United States, they must be tested, and they must also be tested again when they get home. Whether the federal government will re-enforce the testing requirement is still up in the air, of course.

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WHAT EFFECT WILL THIS HAVE ON CHILDREN?

Adult foreign nationals are no longer required to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the United States under the country's new policy. The White House did not immediately say whether children who have not been immunized will be subjected to different screening procedures when they enter the country.

WHICH TYPE OF VACCINES ARE ACCEPTED?

According to the CDC, the United States will accept full vaccination of travelers with any Covid-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use, including those from Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson used in the United States. Other vaccines have been approved by the WHO and are widely used around the world, including those made by AstraZeneca and Sinovac in China, with varying degrees of success against Covid-19 and its more contagious delta variant. The WHO is looking into Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, but it hasn't yet been given the green light.

IS THIS GOING TO AFFECT AIRFARE?

Demand for flights from Europe is expected to grow, but the rush to book flights may be deterred by the delta variant and high COVID-19 rates in the United States, according to economist Adit Damodaran of the travel-research firm Hopper. If fares rise, it will be the first time prices have risen since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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