U.S. Embraces Vaccinated International Visitors

Various COVID-19 vaccines are recognized by the US government
people arriving at an airport
United States of America (Vax Before Travel)

The U.S. government recently announced that proof of COVID-19 vaccinations is required for international travelers arriving into the United States.

This requirement has an effective date of November 8, 2021. 

For purposes of entry into the United States, COVID-19 vaccines accepted will include U.S. FDA Approved or Authorized as well as WHO Emergency Use Listing COVID vaccines, said the U.S. CDC on October 20, 2021.

The FDA Approved the Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech) on August 23, 2021.

And the FDA continues to Authorize Moderna's SpikeVax and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen.

The WHO Emergency Use Authorization of Qualified COVID-19 vaccine list identifies seven, with several vaccine candidates pending final reviews.

And before you arrive, U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than three days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past three months before they board a flight to the United States.

The US Department of State intends to provide further information on this vaccine requirement as it becomes available. 

Furthermore, the CDC has a few suggestions before you travel.

Ensure you understand and follow all airline and destination requirements related to travel, mask-wearing, and quarantine may differ from U.S. requirements. If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry and required to return to the United States.

Moreover, the COVID-19 situation differs from country to country, including the spread of new or coronavirus variants. Therefore, international travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling.

And, the CDC has identified various ‘travel vaccines’ that may be required for entry, such as yellow fever. 

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease caused by the yellow fever virus. According to the CDC, it is transmitted by infected mosquitoes of the genera Haemagogus and Sabethes and the urban mosquito species Aedes aegypti.

Certain South American countries have been confronting yellow fever outbreaks for years, such as Brazil.

There are two yellow fever vaccines available globally. However, they may be in limited supply and only available at certified pharmacies or travel clinics.

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