On the verge that US President Joe Biden will deliver his speech at the United Nations General Assembly and with the visit of those allied countries that suffer from the restrictions, the just concluded chapter of the departure from Afghanistan and a growing diplomatic crisis With France, the White House has announced that from November the restrictions on travel to the United States will change. According to the White House pandemic coordinator, Jeffrey D. Zients, people from countries that were on the list of “prohibited travelers” will be able to enter the American country as before the pandemic began.
There are still doubts about the exact dates on which the restrictions will be lifted or the protocol to follow for those children who cannot yet be vaccinated; however, there are points that have become clear. What will it be like to enter the United States? Will a quarantine be needed? Will they have to be tested for your admission? We solve some of the most common doubts.
Countries that will be able to enter the United States again
Entry will resume for 33 countries from which direct access was not allowed until now. Those travelers who come from the Schengen zone such as Spain, France, Germany or Italy, as well as tourists who come from China, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iran, South Africa, Brazil or India will be able to enter. They must show that they have been vaccinated and have a negative test. Quarantine will not be required.
Negative coronavirus test
Travelers must take a negative test a maximum of three days in advance before boarding the flight.
What if I am not vaccinated?
Entry into the United States will not be allowed. It will take two weeks after the last dose of the vaccine to enter the United States.
What if I am a US citizen and I decided not to get vaccinated
Citizens of the United States who have decided not to apply the vaccine should take the test one day before taking the plane and another test when landing in North American territory.
New tracking system
The airlines will collect contact information (phone numbers and emails) to be able to communicate and alert flight passengers of any possible exposure to the virus. Airlines must retain this information for 30 days.
The trip can be direct to the United States
Previously, travelers coming from countries for which restrictions applied could stay 14 days in an intermediate country that was not on the list of banned territories (without quarantining) and then enter the United States. This will no longer be a necessary requirement to enter the United States.
What are the accepted vaccines to enter the United States?
Acceptable vaccines must be approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization or the US regulatory body. For now they are Pfizer / BioNtech, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac / Coronavac.
Among the vaccines that have not been approved by the World Health Organization are Sputnik V, Novavax, Abdalá and Soberana.
Land borders will continue to be closed
Unless it is essential travel, the borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed until at least the end of October. Among the causes that the embassy considers essential, medical purposes, work, public health, legal cross-border trade, diplomatic trips, official government trips or military trips stand out.
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