Air Travelers into the U.S. Will Not Need COVID Vaccination
The U.S. has announced that it will end most federal Covid-19 vaccine requirements on May 11.
The U.S. has announced that it will end most federal Covid-19 vaccine requirements on May 11. These requirements have been in place for federal workers, international travelers, contractors, Head Start employees, and many healthcare workers in hospitals.
Although colleges, local and state governments, and private companies have already relaxed their Covid vaccine mandates, the end of federal vaccine requirements will immediately impact tens of thousands of Americans and foreigners traveling to the United States.
The white house stated: “While vaccination remains one of the most important tools in advancing the health and safety of employees and promoting the efficiency of workplaces, we are now in a different phase of our response when these measures are no longer necessary.”
The lifting of the requirement for proof of Covid vaccination for international travelers means they will no longer have to show proof of vaccination upon arrival. This change applies to both U.S. and non-US citizens entering the country via air travel or land ports of entry and ferries.
This new measure will make it easier for people to travel to and settle in the US. It could be particularly beneficial for new immigrants who were previously unable to travel to the U.S. due to vaccination requirements.
Also, lifting the travel restrictions could encourage more cross-border exchanges between the U.S. and its neighboring countries, and increase immigrants' economic opportunities.
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