Full vaccination needed for foreign travelers on Nov. 8

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Full vaccination needed for foreign travelers on Nov. 8

The Biden administration on Monday will lay out rules requiring international travelers to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus before they enter the United States, according to a report.

The new rules for foreigners will take effect Nov. 8. 

The White House last month announced that it would remove restrictions against travelers from 33 countries — including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe — on Nov. 8, Reuters reported. 

The travel restrictions were first put in place in early 2020 as the coronavirus spread across the globe. 

The administration will also outline the legal framework for requiring vaccinations for foreign travelers that will replace the current restrictions, as well as any exemptions, Reuters reported

It will also explain what requirements airlines must follow to confirm passengers have been vaccinated before boarding a US-bound flight.

Joe Biden.
The Biden administration announced that it would remove restrictions against travelers from 33 countries.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will also release new contact tracing rules that will compel airlines to gather information from their international passengers. 

A​irlines will provide the information “upon request to follow up with travelers who have been exposed to COVID-19 variants or other pathogens​,” the White House said. 

​​The CDC said vaccines approved by US regulators or the World Health Organization will be accepted, as well as mixed-dose vaccines. ​​

Travelers.
The CDC will also release new contact tracing rules that will compel airlines to gather information from their international passengers.
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Children are expected to be exempt from the vaccine requirements. ​

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