Biden signs off executive order to lift International travel ban by November 8
by SOURAV D | VIEW 798
On Monday, the US President Joe Biden had signed off an executive order into a law which in effect would incline new vaccine requirements for almost all foreign air travellers while lifting a travel ban on China, India alongside most of Europe starting from November 8, the White House had said in a statement. In point of fact, latest move from the Biden Administration which was recommended by US CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention), came forth nearly 18 months after the US had imposed an extraordinary ban on international travels back in the March of 2020 in a bid to prevent the spread of pandemic outbreak. However, the new rules had barred access into the United States for most non-US citizens who over the past 14 days, had been in the UK, Ireland, China, India, Iran, South Africa and Brazil. Meanwhile, addressing to an adoption of sheer caution while lifting international travel bans after more than a year and a half, Biden’s executive orders said, “It is in the interests of the United States to move away from the country-by-country restrictions previously applied during the COVID-19 pandemic and to adopt an air travel policy that relies primarily on vaccination to advance the safe resumption of international air travel to the United States”.
Biden signs order imposing new travel vaccine rules, to lift restrictions from Nov. 8
The White House, in tandem, had made an announced back in September 20 saying that the United states would lift travel restrictions for most fully vaccinated foreign nationals by November 8.
Besides, contemplating the extent of increase in international travels, the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had mandated new contact tracing rules for the airlines, which would be required to gather intelligence on intentional air passengers “…as needed to follow up with travellers who have been exposed to COVID-19 variants or other pathogens”.
Nonetheless, children under 18 years would be exempted from mandatory vaccinations, added the statement.