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Biden Administration Ends COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for International Travelers

8 May

On May 1, the Biden Administration announced that as of May 12, 2023, travelers to the United States arriving by air would no longer be required to demonstrate that they have received a COVID-19 vaccine, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a similar end to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement at land and ferry terminal ports of entry. This policy change coincides with the announced end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the COVID-19 pandemic, DHS required non-U.S. travelers to the United States to show that they had been vaccinated against COVID-19. Per the Administration, “we are now in a different phase of our [COVID-19] response when these measures are no longer necessary.” 

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