According to a White House official, starting Nov. 8, travel bans for fully vaccinated foreign nationals would be lifted at land borders and for airline travel, Reuters reports.
To combat the coronavirus pandemic, non-essential travel bans have been in effect at land borders since March 2020. They were originally placed on airline passengers in China in early 2020 and have since been expanded to more than 30 additional nations.
The White House said on Tuesday that limitations on fully inoculated foreign citizens would be lifted at its land borders and ferry crosses with Canada and Mexico beginning in early November. They are comparable, however not equivalent, to international air travel restrictions released the month before.
Non-vaccinated travelers would still be denied entry into the United States at land crossings from Canada or Mexico.
On August 9, Canada began permitting fully immunized American travelers for non-essential travel.
On September 20, the White House stated that the United States will waive bans on air passengers from 33 nations, including China, India, Brazil, and the majority of Europe, beginning in early November. It did not specify a specific date at the time.
It was said that all other nations’ foreign nationals will be subject to vaccination obligations.
Non-US air passengers will be required to provide evidence of immunization and a recent negative coronavirus test before getting on an airplane. Foreign travelers trying to cross a land border will not be required to provide verification of a valid coronavirus test result.