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Vaccinated Travelers Can Enter The U.S. from November 8

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Fully vaccinated international travelers can enter the United States from November 8, according to the White House.

Earlier this week, administration officials announced the opening of land borders with Mexico or Canada for fully vaccinated but the exact date was unclear.

The Biden administration last month said it would be implementing a new system in which fully vaccinated foreigners who show proof of a negative coronavirus test would be able to fly to the United States in early November.

Under new rules announced by the White House, vaccinated people who have had a negative test in the 72 hours before traveling will be allowed to enter.

The current rules bar entry to most non-US citizens who have been in the UK and a number of other European countries, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil within the last 14 days.

Foreigners hoping to fly to the United States will need to show proof of vaccination before boarding and a negative coronavirus test within three days of entering.

Unvaccinated Americans traveling from overseas will need to test negative for the coronavirus one day before returning home and show proof that they have bought a test to take after arriving in the United States.

People who have received a jab from one of the vaccines approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or that have an Emergency Use Listing from the World Health Organization (WHO) will qualify under the new system.

Accepting WHO-approved shots will allow travelers who have received the AstraZeneca jab, widely used in the UK, as well as China's Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines, to enter the country.

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