The 3 requirements to travel to the United States for tourism from November

  • Check what you need to do if you want to visit the North American country when it reopens its borders to EU and UK citizens

United States reopen its borders international passengers from 8 November, after 18 months almost total closure, as confirmed in mid-October by the White House.

These travel restrictions, initially enforced by former President Donald Trump (2017-2021), had been in effect since the start of the pandemic in 2020 and had been maintained by the current President, Joe Bidenwho arrived at the White House in January of this year.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the United States had restricted entry to citizens of up to 33 countries due to the high incidence of the coronavirus, including the European Union.

After 18 months of almost total closureEU and UK citizens who wish can enter by fulfilling a series of requirements, including having the full covid-19 vaccination schedule and a diagnostic test for the disease before boarding the flight to the United States and another negative test before leaving the country to return to Spain.

“The new U.S. travel policy that requires vaccinations for foreign travelers will begin Nov. 8. This announcement and date applies to international air and ground travel,” White House spokesman Kevin Muñoz said. in a post on his official Twitter account. .

The announcement implies that, from November 8Mexicans and other foreigners who wish to enter the United States for visits considered non-essential, such as tourism or most family reunions, will be able to do so from the land border, provided they have the complete vaccination schedule.

International travelers who are vaccinated and who travel from countries hitherto subject to travel restrictions due to the pandemic, a list that includes the 26 European states of the Schengen area -including Spain-, in addition from the UK, Ireland, Brazil, China, Iran, South Africa and India.

Vaccines approved by WHO

The United States will accept all vaccines authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO), including those from AstraZeneca.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not yet said whether it will accept other vaccines not authorized by the WHO and administered in Mexico, such as the Russian Sputnik V and the Chinese CanSino.

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Fully vaccinated international travelers will not be required to self-quarantine once they arrive in the United States, but they will must provide contact details facilitate tracing in the event of contagion.

For their part, unvaccinated Americans must present a negative test one day before their departure, and repeat the test once in the United States.

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