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US President, Joe Biden has concluded plans to ease foreign travel restrictions into the US beginning in November, White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced on Monday.
According to Zients, the Biden administration will require from November all foreign nationals flying into the country to be fully vaccinated.
All foreign travellers flying to the US will need to demonstrate proof of vaccination before boarding, as well as proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within three days of flight, Zients said.
Biden will tighten testing rules for unvaccinated American citizens, who will need to be tested within a day before departure to the US, as well as on their return.
‘Biden will also require airlines to collect contact information from international travellers to facilitate contact tracing’, Zients said.
The new policy replaces a patchwork of travel restrictions first instituted by President Donald Trump last year.
The rules were tightened by Biden early in the year.
The rules restricted travel by non-citizens to the United Kingdom, European Union, China, India, and other countries
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK