U.S. Embassy issues release on new entry requirements for foreign nationals

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    The U.S. Embassy has reiterated the new measures which will soon require adult foreign nationals traveling to the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    This is due to start in early November, though the Embassy says there will be limited exceptions.

    It says U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) will be exempted from this vaccination requirement, although unvaccinated U.S. citizens, nationals, and LPRs will be subject to new pre-travel and post-travel testing requirements.

    The Embassy says all adult foreign-national international air travelers coming to the U.S. will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to boarding their flight.

    Vaccinated air passengers will also have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days before departure from a foreign country, or written documentation of recovery from COVID-19 after previous infection and a letter from a licensed health care provider that the passenger has been cleared for travel.

    It says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to strongly recommend against air travel by U.S. citizens and LPRs who are not fully vaccinated.

    However, all such travelers who return to the United States will be required to provide the following information prior to boarding a U.S.-bound flight:

    • Provide proof of a negative test result taken one day prior to their departure
    • Provide proof they have purchased a viral test to be taken after arrival

    Read the full release: White House Announces New COVID-19 Vaccination Entry Requirements for Foreign Nationals