Traveling to the US? Here are new guidelines for foreign air travelers

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10/26/2021 2:30:00 PM

A new international air travel policy will be implemented in the United States starting Nov. 8, moving away from the country-by-country restrictions previously applied in the foreign land, the US Embassy in the Philippines said.

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(Jansen Romero/MANILA BULLETIN File Photo)Through a series of tweets on Oct. 26, the US Embassy shared the development which “is stringent, consistent across the globe, and guided by public health,” according to the US Department of State-Bureau of Consular Affairs.

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Starting on Nov. 8, foreign national air travelers to the United States must be fully vaccinated. They will have to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to fly to the US “with only limited exceptions.”Vaccines that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as vaccines with an emergency use listing from the World Health Organization (WHO), will be accepted for the purposes of entry into the US.

Fully-vaccinated air travelers, however, will continue to be required to show documentation of a pre-departure negative viral test from a sample taken within three days of travel to the country before boarding. This includes all travelers –-U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals.

Unvaccinated US citizens, LPRS, and the small number of exempted unvaccinated foreign nationals, on the other hand, “will now need to show documentation of a negative viral test from a sample taken within one day of travel to the US.”It was further disclosed that proof of vaccination that will be accepted can be a paper or digital record issued by an official source and should include the traveler’s name and date of birth, as well as the vaccine product and date(s) of administration for all doses the traveler received.

The new travel policy will be effective at exactly 1:01 p.m. Philippine time on Nov. 8. Read more: Manila Bulletin News »

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