USA will reopen its borders on November 8 for vaccinated

The United States announced on Friday the end of the restrictions for foreign travelers with the Vaccine against the COVID-19. As of November 8, there will be

USA will reopen its borders on November 8 for vaccinated

The United States announced on Friday the end of the restrictions for foreign travelers with the Vaccine against the COVID-19. As of November 8, there will be freedom to go back to the first world power to tour, visit relatives or work, putting an end to more than the year and a half of limitations, according to the White House.

It was in January 2020 when former President Donald Trump prohibited the entrance of Chinese citizens for fear that the virus will reach US, a prohibition that later extended to other countries and that at present limited income to national territory to any traveler Forneum that does not argue an exceptional cause.

The new regulations benefit citizens of the countries of the European Union, as well as the United Kingdom, China, India, South Africa, Iran or Brazil, and will force passengers to present, in addition to their vaccination card, a negative evidence of Covid before to get on the plane heading to the USA. Vaccines must be approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), a list in which AstraZeneca is also.

The negative test of Covid-19 will not be necessary for foreigners who cross by Canada or Mexico, also exempt from any type of quarantine. Those who are not vaccinated yet will not be able to enter the US, although the White House has admitted that there could be exceptions, as children under 18, something that is still being debated.

The announcement was greeted by Wall Street, with 2% climbs for the main airlines of the country, Delta, United Airlines and American. It also supposes an important relief for the tourism sector, one of the most punished during the pandemic. Roger Dow, president of the US Travel Association, indicated in a statement that "it is critically important to plan, for airlines and for millions of travelers from around the world."

The moment in the US is optimism and caution with respect to the pandemic. On the one hand, the decline in the number of positive daily by Covid is evident, 22% with respect to the last 14 days (slightly above 86,000) and hospitalized. But the death figure is still very high, more than 1,800 a day and with only 57% of the population vaccinated with the complete pattern.

Updated Date: 16 October 2021, 03:12

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