The US will accept travelers with FDA- and WHO-approved vaccines

Travelers will need to prove that they have been fully vaccinated with one of the approved drugs by the US Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to Reuters, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that travel vaccines are now accepted. In the US, three vaccinesPfizer/BioNtech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnsonhave been approved for emergency use, while WHO has approved AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm, and Sinovac as well. The WHO-approved vaccines can be used in many other countries. This allows US-bound travelers to travel to more parts of the world, even though they are not approved for use in the US.

We informed airlines earlier this week that vaccines that have been FDA approved/approved by WHO or listed as being available for emergency use by WHO are eligible for travel to the US.

Travelers who have been within the last 14 days in the UK, European Schengen Zone or Republic of Ireland are currently barred from entering the US. There are a few exceptions. As long as they have met the vaccination requirements, almost all international travelers will be allowed to enter the US under the new edict.

All travelers who fly into the US must show proof of a negative COVID-19 Test within 3 days of departure.

It is unclear at this time if vaccines not on the list will be accepted. However, further guidance from CDC is still available. CNN reported in September that all travelers who fly to the US must show proof of a negative COVID-19 blood test within three days of departure. They will be required to wear masks while on the flight and take part in contact tracing once they reach their destination.

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