USA will accept the entry of travelers with a mix of different types of vaccines

The United States will accept from 8 November the entry of travelers immunized against COVID-19 with a mixture of doses of different types of vaccines, provided

USA will accept the entry of travelers with a mix of different types of vaccines

The United States will accept from 8 November the entry of travelers immunized against COVID-19 with a mixture of doses of different types of vaccines, provided they have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

This is confirmed by the last update of the Guidelines of the US Disease Control and Prevention Centers (CDC), which also corroborates, in addition, that only immunization tests with those types of vaccines that have been approved by WHO will be admitted.

"People who have a combination of two doses (different) of a double-dose vaccine that has been authorized by the FDA (Food and US Drug Administration) or is in the WHO Emergency Use List They will be considered vaccinated with the complete pattern, "said a spokeswoman for the CDC this Saturday.

"Although the CDC have not recommended mixing vaccine types in a primary series, we recognize that this is increasingly common in other countries, so it should be accepted for the interpretation of vaccination tests," added the source.

The White House announced this Friday that next November 8 it will open its airlines and land to international travelers vaccinated with the full guideline against the COVID-19, including those of those countries that have been subject to entry restrictions for more than one year, Like Spain or Brazil.

The last update of the CDC in this regard, published on its website at the last minute of Friday, emphasizes that, "For the purposes of entry to the United States, accepted vaccines will include authorized or approved by the FDA or that are on the list of Emergency use of WHO ".

So far, WHO has authorized the three Vaccines approved by the FDA -The Pfizer / Biontech, Modern and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) -; And it has also included two versions of the AstraZeneca vaccine in its list, in addition to the Synopharm and Sinovac sera.

That list does not include vaccines such as Russian Sputnik V and Cansino China, who are being administered in countries like Mexico; Which took this week to Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to ask the WHO to accelerate the process to include those sera on its emergency list.

"WHO has to act with righteousness, without ideological tendencies, with attachment to science," said López Obrador, who considered "common sense" authorizing drugs that "have helped and have not harmed".

The White House also announced this week that will open the terrestrial borders with Mexico and Canada, which are closed to non-essential trips from March 2020, coinciding with the pandemic outbreak and still with Donald Trump of President.

The plan to open those terrestrial borders will consist of two phases. The first will come into force on November 8 and will require the vaccination test for trips considered "non-essential", such as tourism or visits.

The second will be in January 2022, in which the vaccination test will be mandatory for all travelers, including truckers, which will have time to vaccinate before that requirement enters into force.

The lifting of restrictions also benefits international travelers who are vaccinated and fly from countries so far subjected to travel restrictions by pandemic, a list that includes the 26 European Schengen space states, in addition to the United Kingdom, Ireland. , Brazil, China, Iran, South Africa and India.

Updated Date: 16 October 2021, 15:14

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