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Biden Administration Rescinding COVID-19 Travel Ban as of November 8, 2021

Beginning November 8, the United States will lift the travel ban for certain countries (China, Iran, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, and India) and instead require a proof of vaccination for all foreign travelers.

Unlike the old rule that restricted international travelers from specific countries, the new rule applies the same rules to every country. Foreign travelers from anywhere around the world must show proof of full vaccination and a negative test three days before traveling. Foreign travelers will also no longer be required to quarantine for 14 days once they arrive in the U.S. Instead, the Biden Administration plans to improve contract-tracing efforts to ensure travelers exposed to COVID-19 are notified.

This is welcome news for many foreign workers in and residents of the U.S., who have been hesitant to visit their home countries and to risk being unable to return here.

American travelers who have traveled abroad and are not fully vaccinated will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within one day of their departure.

 

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