The much anticipated removal of the US travel ban was confirmed last night by The White House
After more than 18 months, the United States borders will re-open to fully vaccinated European travellers on November 8th. The Assistant Press Secretary of the White House, Kevin Munoz took to Twitter to confirm the re-opening of land and see borders to international travellers who are fully vaccinated from the 8th of November. Although this news was touted late last month, the confirmed date of commencement was only confirmed last night.
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 applies to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent. https://t.co/uaDiVrjtqi
— Kevin Munoz (@KMunoz46) October 15, 2021
This is welcome news for many American-based Irish on work visas have not been able to return home since the pandemic hit, due to potentially not being able to get back into the USA. According to Sky News, these visa-holders, their families and other international travellers will be able to freely travel in and out of the United States for business and pleasure from November 8th; all travellers must be fully-vaccinated, have a negative PCR Covid test prior to travel and participate in contact tracing.
This will be very welcome news to many non US-citizens living in the US on work visas -- many of whom haven't been able to go home since March 2020. https://t.co/jY6LSCk99n
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) October 15, 2021
Will you be taking advantage of these new open borders and heading Stateside soon?
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