The United States is planning to lift some of their international travel restrictions for those Americans who have been vaccinated.
The U.S. has had stringent restrictions on travel the last year and they have not opened their borders with Canada and Mexico let alone travel to Europe and other countries. They have maintained strict rules and regulations but now, starting in early November, travel abroad will be easier for some.
A new report says the U.S. will now utilize a new air travel system that will allow international travel both to and from other countries for individuals who have been vaccinated. This, according to USA Today’s Bailey Shulz and Eve Chen will include countries currently under the U.S. travel ban.
This was confirmed by U.S. COVID -19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients from the White House.
Naturally, passengers will need to show proof of vaccinations to board any airline heading to the U.S. but those traveling from the U.S. to other countries will need to follow the regulations set forth by both the airlines and destination and layover countries. Many have large degrees of gaps in what they require.
Also it is important to note that non-vaccinated travelers from the U.S. who are allowed to travel to another country may find it more difficult to get back into the states without a vaccination card.
Passengers will still be required to have COVID tests before traveling but no quarantine period will be required.
The news is good for those passengers who have family overseas and have not been able to see them due to the pandemic and now that people can travel at least a lit bit easier will help.