Published On: Mon, Sep 20th, 2021

Biden Easing Airplane Travel Restrictions on Foreigners, Requires Proof of Full Vaccination

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The Biden administration confirmed on Sept. 20 that it will direct the Department of Homeland Security to ease travel restrictions on COVID-19-vaccinated foreign visitors. White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said at a press conference that all foreign visitors need to be vaccinated and present proof of their vaccination before boarding a U.S.-bound flight. Those individuals also must show a negative COVID-19 test no later than 72 hours before flying, he said, noting that there will be no quarantine requirement. Zients said the new rules, which go into effect in early November, will “protect Americans here at home and enhance the safety of the international air travel system.” President Joe Biden’s administration also will tighten testing rules for unvaccinated U.S. citizens, who will need to be tested within a day before returning to the United States, as well as after they arrive home, Zients said. “This is based on individuals, rather than …

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