Towards the end of 2021, many countries started opening their borders again for international tourism. Unfortunately, there is a new threat as the Delta Plus and Omicron variants have become the dominant Covid19 variants across several countries. The CDC believe both these variants to be the more contagious and may even partially evade the antibodies made by the immune system after a Covid19 infection or vaccination. Early studies indicate that the Delta variant infects younger people in large numbers and even vaccinated people. After a steady decline in the number of cases, the Delta variant has resulted in an increase in cases in many US states especially in areas where the vaccination rates are low.
The Delta variant and more recently the Omicron variant has swept across many countries impacting USA. The Biden administration has announced that international travelers will be allowed by air to the US however they will have to be fully vaccinated for Covid19 as well as show proof of a negative for Covid19 test taken 72 hours prior to boarding the US flight. According to the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the US will accept vaccines that are approved for emergency use by the World Health Organisation.
However all international travelers flying in to the United States, including US citizens and permanent residents are also required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than three days before travel. Alternatively they should have documentation of recovery from COVID19 within the past 3 months before boarding an US flight.
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