US to allow fully vaccinated visitors from India

The United States of America announced on Friday that it will soon allow entry to foreign travelers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, by both land and air. The US will open its borders to vaccinated foreign travelers on November 8, a White House official said

“The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8. This announcement and date apply to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent,” White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz in announcing the news.

Note that the November 8 date applies to a change in air travel rules, as well as an opening along land borders with Canada and Mexico announced earlier this week.

The US will consider people arriving by plane vaccinated if they received shots that are either authorized by the Food and Drug Administration or have an Emergency Use Listing from the World Health Organization. The same will likely apply to those arriving by land, the official said.