The White House has announced that it will revoke the prohibition of entry into the country to the citizens of 33 countries, including all of the European Union and Great Britain.
The new regulation will enter into force at the beginning of November and will require foreign visitors to have a vaccination certificate and demonstrate that they are not carriers of the virus. Although there is no official pronouncement, the US may not recognize those vaccinated with AstraZeneca.
The new standard introduces a certain logic into a regulation to combat COVID-19 that has been characterized by chaos. In March 2020, the then president, Donald Trump, announced the closure of borders to the European Union without having previously informed any of these countries. Paradoxically, the US has never closed its borders A, for example, Mexico, one of the most striking countries by the Covid-19.
No less striking is that in the US the vaccination rate is just 55%, according to the Bloomberg news agency, when 70% is around in many European countries or even exceeding that proportion, as is the case of Spain. The reason is that the voters of the Republican Party oppose vaccines, and in several states controlled by this political formation, such as Florida, Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas has limited by law the use of masks.
The new regulations, in line with those of the EU, will give a respite to the US hotel sector, very beaten by the entry prohibition established 18 months ago. Problems have been especially intense in cities such as Boston and New York, whose hotels receive a large number of Europeans. The US is the country in the world that receives a greater number of tourists per year.Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 17:28