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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/15/us/politics/vaccine-mandate-travel-us.html?campaign_id=60&emc=edit_na_20211015&instance_id=0&nl=breaking-news&ref=cta&regi_id=60949931&segment_id=71738&user_id=1afb95e362de8289fd99a91edfdcddbc

Oct. 15, 2021, 10:04 a.m. ET
"International travelers fully vaccinated against the coronavirus who have been barred from entering the United States during the pandemic will be able to enter the country on Nov. 8, according to a White House official, marking an end to restrictions that had walled off tourists and relatives seeking to visit their families.

The specific date for when the Biden administration would lift travel restrictions for those traveling by air or hoping to cross the land border was previously unclear. The administration last month said it would be implementing a new system in which fully vaccinated foreigners who show proof of a negative coronavirus test would be able to fly to the United States in early November.

Earlier this week, administration officials said those hoping to enter from Mexico or Canada who are fully vaccinated would be able to cross at the same time. But thousands around the world eager to organize their travel plans were still left wondering what specific date they would be able to enter.

The new travel system also comes with stringent requirements.

Unvaccinated foreigners will be broadly barred from entering the United States, although the White House official said there will be limited exemptions, including for young children.

Those who were never banned from traveling across the land borders, including commercial drivers and students, will also need to show proof of vaccination when crossing starting in January, giving them some time to adjust to the new rules, officials said.

Foreigners hoping to fly to the United States will need to show proof of vaccination before boarding and a negative coronavirus test within three days of entering.

Unvaccinated Americans traveling from overseas will need to test negative for the coronavirus one day before returning home and show proof that they have bought a test to take after arriving in the United States."

 

 

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  • Bisbee Gal changed the title to November 8th is Date for New Rules for Travelers into The US

Unvaccinated Americans traveling from overseas will need to test negative for the coronavirus one day before returning home and show proof that they have bought a test to take after arriving in the United States."

Does anyone know if the above applies JUST to those flying???? Or to those crossing by land also????

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Shag, the document states: Foreigners hoping to fly to the United States will need to show proof of vaccination before boarding and a negative coronavirus test within three days of entering.

My question - how do you purchase a personal test in countries that don't offer it?  Hmm

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32 minutes ago, ibarra said:

Shag, the document states: Foreigners hoping to fly to the United States will need to show proof of vaccination before boarding and a negative coronavirus test within three days of entering.

My question - how do you purchase a personal test in countries that don't offer it?  Hmm

ok, Ibarra.  I must have not read it correctly.  I didnt see "fly to"  but will re-read it.  Thank you so very much.

 

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The posted article is from the New York Times. That newspaper is rife with errors in many of their articles. 

From USA Today newspaper   which states the UNVACINATED AMERICANS will need  a test after arrival in addition to the test before departure. 

Entry requirements for foreign tourists

Foreign national air travelers will need to provide proof of vaccination status to fly to the U.S. They will also need to show a pre-departure negative COVID test taken no more than three days ahead of boarding, according to a White House official not authorized to speak on the record.

International visitors who cross land borders with Canada and Mexico or by passenger ferry for non-essential reasons will also be required to be vaccinated and show vaccination proof, the White House official continued. By January, foreign national travelers crossing land borders for both essential and non-essential reasons will need to be fully vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and World Health Organization will be accepted for air travel. The White House official said the same will likely be true for land travel.

As of Friday, vaccines approved for emergency use by the WHO include:

  • Moderna

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • Pfizer-BioNTech

  • Oxford-AstraZeneca/Covishield

  • Sinopharm

  • Sinovac

The CDC confirmed Friday that it would accept a mix-and-match approach to vaccinations. Travelers who have any combination of FDA- or WHO-approved vaccines will be considered fully vaccinated.

The new travel system also adds more stringent testing requirements for unvaccinated U.S. travelers.

Vaccinated Americans will still need to show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than three days before departure. If unvaccinated, they will need to take a test one day before departure and test again upon arrival. Americans won't have to show proof of vaccination to board international flights to the U.S.

Additional guidance from the CDC and other federal agencies is expected ahead of Nov. 8.

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contradictory in the same sentence

"If unvaccinated, they will need to take a test one day before departure and test again upon arrival. Americans won't have to show proof of vaccination to board international flights to the U.S.

From the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get a viral test no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States (US) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight,

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The information posted re after November 8 is from newspapers and not the government. 

Not contradictory. After November 8 everyone needs a negative test before boarding airplane.  Non citizens/legal residents also need proof of vaccination to board airplane.

US citizens or legal residents have the right to enter the USA unvaccinated. If they are unvaccinated they will need to show proof of negative test before and the payment for a test after arrival. ( or the proof that they have had and recovered from Covid)

Land entry only need proof of vaccination for foreigners. Again US citizens/residents can not be refused their return to the USA but will need to comply with the test requirements if they do not have proof of vaccination. 

The USA cannot refuse entry for citizens or legal residents unless they are a health risk which would be the case if they test positive. 

 

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