The United States Government announced that travel will be open to all foreign-vaccinated citizens in November. This includes those who are currently affected by the US travel ban.
Since early 2020, the U.S. ban has been in effect on all non-essential travel. It began with China, and expanded to include visitors from the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
"This vaccine requirement is the most effective tool in our arsenal to protect people and stop the spread of the disease. The effectiveness of vaccines continues to be demonstrated, even against the delta variant. We can now use the new system to establish strict protocols to stop the spread COVID-19. Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator
Before boarding US-bound flights, travelers will need to prove that they have received all required vaccinations. Within three days of departure, a COVID-19 test must be performed and evidence of any negative results must also be presented.
Contact Tracing Required
To aid in contract tracing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will require airlines collect and provide passenger data.
Zients stated that the CDC will issue a contact tracing order requiring airlines collect current information on each U.S.-bound passenger in the coming weeks.
Travel Industry welcomes your response
International Air Transport Association (IATA), welcomed the decision of the Biden Administration to allow travelers with negative COVID-19 results to travel to the US starting in November.
This announcement today is a significant step forward. Many who have been denied entry to the US over the past 18 months will now be able to travel to the US. This is great news for loved ones and families who have experienced the pain and loneliness of separation. It is good news for millions of Americans whose livelihoods depend on international tourism. It will also help boost the economy by opening up key business travel markets, Willie Walsh (Director General of IATA).