The President of the United States today signed an order introducing new requirements for most foreigners arriving by plane in the country from November 8. (There will soon be a solution for land borders, but it is expected to repeat the rules for airports.) Almost total restrictions on China, India and much of Europe are being lifted, the White House said in a statement.
The solution Refers to the findings of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which say that vaccinated people are 5 times less likely to become infected with COVID-19 and 10 times less likely to be hospitalized if they become infected. or the danger of dying from the disease. That is why we are moving from bans on entering the United States country by country to the principle that those allowed to be vaccinated.
Visitors who are not fully vaccinated will not be allowed on board the aircraft, which means that there is evidence that the final dose (if two) was given at least 14 days ago. Plus, everyone should show a negative PCR test.
There are some very small exceptions to admitting at least one dose. For those entering for a short stay with proof that they have started their vaccination, there is a condition. Upon arrival at the border, they must immediately agree to be vaccinated with a second dose or to do so by the 60th day if their stay is longer. There are some exceptions to this rule, but those allowed under them accept restrictions during their stay such as testing, wearing a mask, self-polishing and quarantining without explicit order.
The latter means that those who have not completed their vaccination cycle must show proof that they have a routine COVID-19 test upon arrival, as well as indicate where they will be quarantined or self-isolated in the United States.
Between January and April 2020, a series of travel bans were imposed on foreigners who had been in the United Kingdom, the 26 Schengen countries, Ireland, China, India, the Republic of South Africa, Iran and Brazil in the last 14 days before the trip. . Now these strictest restrictions are being removed.
Vaccination will not be required for children under 18 years of age. The same goes for people with certain medical conditions. Exceptions will be made for those arriving for purposes other than tourism from about 50 countries with less than 10% vaccinated.
Also today, the CDC, which announced on October 8 that only vaccines approved by the United States and the World Health Organization (Russia’s Sputnik-V, for example, is not among them) would be recognized, released three documents helping implement the presidential proclamation. Biden. These are new rules for tracking contacts by collecting information from passengers by airlines. Passengers must present a document “from an official source” for vaccination, and air carriers must confirm that at least one dose was given at least 2 weeks ago.
In addition, a negative COVID-19 test must be shown no later than 72 hours before departure for the United States, a rule that also applies to vaccinated Americans. For unvaccinated Americans and the few foreigners with exceptions to the vaccination rule, the negative test period is 24 hours before departure. A PCR test will not be required only for children under 2 years of age.