Jen Psaki says the United States will require foreign travelers flying into the US to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from “early November.”
But not illegal migrants since they are entering on foot, not plane.
Not sure if they will try to demand American citizens flying into the US be vaccinated or how they handle medical exemptions.
The Biden administration will require all international travelers coming into the United States to be fully vaccinated and tested for Covid-19 under a new system that will open up air travel to vaccinated foreign nationals from dozens of countries for the first time since the early days of the pandemic.
Starting in early November, foreign nationals will be allowed to fly into the U.S. if they are fully vaccinated and able to show proof of vaccination prior to boarding a U.S.-bound flight, White House Covid coordinator Jeffrey Zients said.
The current policy requires a negative covid test, so why the push for the vaxx?
How do they know the difference between antibodies and the vaxx? Wouldn’t the vaxx make them test positive? And if they have a vaxx, why do they need a negative test if the vaxx works?
While there is still no vaccination requirement for domestic air travel, Zients said nothing is off the table.
“We clearly have a track record that shows we’re pulling available levers to acquire vaccinations and we’re not taking any measures off the table on specific authorities used for implementation,” he said.
Zients didn’t detail what vaccines will qualify and what would constitute as fully vaccinated and said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would provide further details. The new policy applies only to air travel and not land border crossings, which have been closed to nonessential travel between Canada and Mexico.
h/t Happy in Nature