In today’s blog update, we will talk about the U.S. planning to Expand Vaccination Requirements for Foreign National Travelers
Please keep in mind that from 22 January 2022, the Biden administration will need foreign national travelers involved in essential travel to be completely vaccinated when crossing U.S. land borders or ferry terminals.
Essential travel involves travel for work or study in the United States, emergency response, and public health. The new laws apply to foreign nationals; U.S. citizens and permanent residents may still come to the United States irrespective of their vaccination status but are subject to additional testing obligations.
The new laws for essential travelers are corresponding to those that took effect on 8 November 2021, when the Biden administration revoked travel restrictions to permit fully vaccinated travelers involved in non-essential (leisure) travel to enter the United States.
While many cross-border traffic was shut down in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, essential travelers have been able to travel unhindered via land borders or ferry terminals. Starting 22 January 2022, on the other hand, all foreign national travelers crossing U.S. land borders or ferry terminals – traveling for essential and non-essential motives– must be completely vaccinated for COVID-19 and show related proof of vaccination.
Any exemptions to the vaccination obligation available to travelers at U.S. land borders are anticipated to be limited, just as exemptions presently available for air travel have been restricted.
For more updates and the latest guidance. We highly suggest you visit the official CDC guidance
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