The United States earlier this week announced that it would reopen its land border with Mexico and Canada for vaccinated visitors in early November and today extended it to air travelers too.
Vaccinated visitors can enter the United States from November 8, 2021, with proof of negative Covid-19 test, the Biden administration announced on Friday.
The White House signaled last month that the travel ban that has affected most European countries since March 2020 would be lifted in early November, but the exact date was left in the dark.
Unvaccinated visitors over 12, however, would not be admitted to the country. Also, those non-citizens/residents, such as truck drivers, who have been allowed to cross the land border without restrictions must be fully vaccinated from January 1, 2022.
Visitors need to prove their vaccination status and have a negative Covid-19 test not more than three days old.
Unvaccinated Americans need to provide a negative test performed a maximum day before their return and have proof of a follow-up test conducted in the US.
I am glad that the White House was finally able to set the date when vaccinated visitors from the EU/EEA countries and the UK could revisit the country without spending two weeks first in Mexico or Turkey (haven’t made much sense for a long).
Vaccinated Americans have been able to travel to most European countries since this summer, and most European leaders haven’t been too pleased when the US didn’t reciprocate at the time.