From Nov. 8, non-citizen, non-immigrant air travelers to the US will be required to be fully vaccinated

Foreign travelers will be allowed entry to the U.S. beginning Nov. 8 if they can provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with a shot authorized by the World Health Organization and a negative test within three days of departure, the White House announced Monday.

Why it matters: The updated guidance, which exempts children under the age of 18 from the vaccine requirement, is intended to provide further clarity for airlines and foreign nationals who have been restricted from traveling to the U.S. since early 2020.

Details: Travelers will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their last dose of a WHO-authorized vaccine, which includes four options that have not been authorized by the FDA: AstraZeneca, Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac. Mixed-dose vaccines will also be accepted.

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