US to drop travel ban on fully vaccinated visitors in November

By Katy Thornton

September 20, 2021 at 5:57pm

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The ban has been in place since March 2020

The US announced today their plans to lift the travel ban on fully vaccinated passengers. According to The Journal currently "only US citizens, their families or green card holders are allowed enter the US if they have been in the EU, UK or a range of countries in the previous 14 days."

Former President Donald Trump first enforced the ban as the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020. Current President Joe Biden has kept the ban in place since his inauguration. In recent months with the vaccination program's progress, the EU and UK have hoped to see an end to this travel ban.

The ban is set to lift for passengers who are fully vaccinated. They will also have to be tested and submit details for contact tracing. There will be some exceptions to this rule, including in the case of children ineligible for the vaccine.

The ban has remained in place for so long due to the overwhelming concern over the Covid-19 Delta variant.

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