Coming November, The United States will be easing travel restrictions around non-essential purposes like tourism and travel visitations for family and friends. The States will allow foreign nationals to enter its borders provided they are fully vaccinated. This would permit travellers to travel by both land or ferry ports.
While the administration has not announced the date the policy would be implemented, it’s clear that restrictions will be eased by early November. The officials, however, stated that the vaccination requirements will not be compromised at any cost as the safety of the American people is their utmost priority.
The two phases
The new rules will be set around two phases complying with the vaccine mandates. Phase one includes allowing fully vaccinated travellers to visit the country for non-essential reasons. The unvaccinated travellers, however, will only be allowed for essential purposes.
Phase two, beginning January, will permit travellers to enter the country’s borders for essential and nonessential reasons provided they are fully vaccinated as there will be no testing requirement by then.
Proof of vaccination and acceptance
The travellers and foreign nationals will not only have to abide by travel restrictions but also have to show the required proof of vaccination to the U.S. Customers and Border Protection agency. The proof will be accepted either in a digital format or in the paper. However, as far as documentation is concerned, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be providing an update on the same soon.
While the government hasn’t announced which vaccines are acceptable at the border, it’s a given that foreign nationals will be able to enter with vaccines that the WHO or The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have approved.