The requirements to enter the US after opening its borders to vaccinated travelers


  • The opening of the United States will take place at the land, air and sea borders

  • Travelers will have to present proof of complete regimen of one of the six covid vaccines authorized by the WHO; any other is not worth

  • Ticket purchases have grown a lot; British Airways has seen bookings grow by 900%

United States opens this monday its borders a international travelers vaccinated after 20 months from closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. The opening will take place at the land, air and sea borders and a day of incidents is expected.

The new policy will put end restrictions to the non-essential travel which were first applied in March 2020, although Americans had no restrictions on returning home. Up to now, only foreigners with permanent residence and the holders of specific visas (as students) have been able to enter in the country from the affected regions.

To reach, a lot of foreigns they had to go through first Mexico or Costa Rica, stay two weeks of quarantine for the covid pandemic, and then fly to the US. However, there will be new requirements to enter:

What are the requirements to enter the United States?

1- The Travellers they will have to submit proof of full guideline from one of the six licensed vaccines by WHO: Moderna, Pfizer, Janssen, AstraZeneca, Sinovac and Sinopharm. Others, like the Russian Sputnik vaccine, are not allowed.

2- Citizens should also present a negative PCR or antigen test made at most three days before the trip. Those under 18 do not need to be vaccinated, but they do need a negative test for those over 2 years of age.

3- The regulations foresee very limited entry exceptions for unvaccinated people in cases of medical or humanitarian need and for travelers from countries with very low vaccination levels and in special circumstances. It is recommended collect all the documentation that may be requested.

4- The international travelers Fully vaccinated people should not comply with quarantine once they arrive in the United States, but they must provide contact details to facilitate the tracking in case of contagion.

Increase in international reserves in recent weeks

Many of the scheduled flights Delta’s are full, according to an airline spokesman, Morgan Durrant, who has recognized a 450% increase in international bookings in the last six weeks. “Can be a bit sloppy at the beginning, I can assure you, “said the CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian, in statements collected by the CNN chain.

The ticket purchases have grown a lot. British Airways has seen flight and hotel reservations grow by 900% in some US cities for the days leading up to Christmas, from the week preceding the White House announcement. On American Airlines, bookings increased 66% towards Great Britain after the announcement, 40% towards Europe and 74% for Brazil.

Only the Monday there’s a expected increase in international arrivals of 11% in the New York airports of Newark and John F. Kennedy with a total of 253 flights. The Customs and Border Protection service has already announced that traffic jams are also expected at the borders with Canada and Mexico, so they have asked travelers for “preparation and patience.”

The United States reached 70% of its adult population fully vaccinated

It is expected that changes revitalize international travel before of the season of holidays and it responds to the complaints of those who live in the border communities, who criticized that the United States imposed different regulations regarding air and land access.

The europeans They accounted for a fifth of the roughly 80 million visitors the US received before the pandemic and the regulatory change will begin to be noticed immediately. In fact, the increase from demand Travel it is already noticeable in the prices of the flights for this Christmas, after they’ve been at lows for the past year and a half.

The opening of borders little is produced after the United States reached 70% of its adult population completely vaccinated, is already giving booster doses to those over 65, and started vaccinating boys and girls ages 5-11 this week.


Source: Noticias de Ășltima hora, realities y series – Telecinco by www.telecinco.es.

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