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United States to Lift Travel Ban for Fully Vaccinated Travelers on November 8

19 Oct

The Biden administration has announced that starting November 8, the United States will lift the current region-based travel restrictions and allow direct travel to the United States for fully vaccinated travelers. This will apply to international travelers entering the country by land and by air. This announcement marks the upcoming end of travel bans for more than 30 countries, including the Schengen area, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Iran, India, and South Africa.

Vaccines accepted for entry to the U.S. include FDA approved and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines.

All fully vaccinated international air travelers departing for the U.S. after November 8 must present a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure. If an individual is entering the U.S. by a land border, only proof of vaccination is needed for non-essential travel in a phased implementation of the travel requirements along the land borders. At this time, no quarantine measures have been announced for U.S. citizens or foreign nationals entering the country.

Additional details are expected from the White House prior to November 8, and Foster will continue to monitor developments in connection with all new and continuing COVID-19 related travel restrictions and policies and will make future updates available on our firm’s website at