The travel restrictions, which had been in place since March 2020, had been widely criticized by European partners, where the vaccination rate is higher than in the US.
New measures to travel to the United States
The new rules of the North American country are part of a broader set of measures for international travel.
To enter the country, travelers must present a vaccination certificate and a negative COVID test taken three days before traveling; The measure is not exclusive to foreigners, but also applies to US citizens who return after traveling outside the country.
In the case of residents who have not yet been vaccinated and who return to the United States, they must present a negative COVID test one day before their return trip and undergo another when at the time of arrival.
To keep track of revenue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will establish a tracking system with the help of the airlines, to whom they will issue an order to collect passenger information (telephone numbers and address email), with this they intend to have a contact line in case of a positive diagnosis of COVID-19.
In that for Mexico and Canada, the United States pointed out that it will extend restrictions on its land borders, which prevent non-essential travel such as tourism. This new extension will run until October 21, according to Jeff Zients.