The US will allow tourists from the EU from November

The White House confirmed that the entry of people from Europe will be authorized, as long as they are fully vaccinated

The White House announced that it is lifting the travel restrictions that were in force in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, allowing since the beginning of November the entry of international passengers from the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom who are “fully vaccinated.”

“As of early November, foreign citizens traveling to the United States must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination before boarding a plane bound” to the North American country, stressed the White House Covid-19 coordinator, Jeffrey Zients.

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 coronavirus, including the European Union.

In addition to this measure, Zients also pointed out that other additional tests will be necessary, such as the obligation of foreigners to submit to a test three days before leaving the United States. However, upon arrival, international travelers will not have to undergo any kind of quarantine.

For their part, unvaccinated Americans will be “subject to stricter testing requirements” and will have to undergo a Covid-19 test if they are not immunized, one before traveling and another upon return to the national territory.

Following the news, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson celebrated the end of restrictions on international travelers, being “delighted” by this “fantastic boost for business and commerce.”

Through his Twitter account, he also stressed that this is “great” news, as it will allow “family and friends from both sides of the pond to meet“.

Source: dpa

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