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What you need to know to enter the US

Darwin Nexans
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Starting this Monday, the North American authorities will lift travel restrictions so that citizens and tourists can enter the country of opportunities.

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The vaccination card is an essential requirement

The government of the United States (USA) announced that as of this Monday, November 8, the restrictions on entry to the country that were imposed 18 months ago when the pandemic was declared by Covid-19 will be lifted. He has also said that he will open the borders with Canada and Mexico.

However, in order to enter the United States, international visitors, and citizens who have been outside their nation, and want to enter the nation again, must have the complete vaccination scheme against the coronavirus, and have a negative test Covid-19, reported the North American newspaper The New York Times.

In this sense, here are the considerations you must have to enter the United States legally and safely:

Citizens or residents

US citizens and permanent residents must present their vaccination card with the complete schedule, that is, to have applied both doses. Similarly, it is important that you know that in the US, only vaccines authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Drug Administration are accepted.

On the other hand, citizens or permanent residents will have to show a negative anticovid test, which must be done 3 days before the flight.

If you have not yet been vaccinated, you must present a test with a negative result for coronavirus, which you have taken one day before traveling.

In both cases, you must fill out a form that you will find on the website of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Non-citizens who are vaccinated must present the vaccination card (vaccines accepted by the US or the WHO), in addition to a Covid-19 test with a negative result, carried out 3 days prior to the trip.

If you have not been vaccinated, unfortunately you will not be allowed to take the flight to the United States. The entry of unvaccinated citizens will be allowed in exceptional cases, which are: diplomats or citizens of some countries that have restrictions for the acquisition of vaccines.

Visitors entering through land ports

With the lifting of the restrictions, people who enter the country through entry points located at the borders or ferry terminals must present the vaccination card, complying with the requirements contemplated in the CDC, in addition to explaining the reason for their trip and the vaccination status in which it is. These tourists will not be required to test negative for Covid-19.

And the minors?

Minors between the ages of 2 and 17, traveling with a vaccinated adult, only need to present a negative Covid-19 test, carried out three days before the trip. Now, those traveling alone or with unvaccinated adults, will have to present a coronavirus test, carried out one day before the flight.

What are the vaccines accepted by the authorities in the United States?

The CDC notes that only vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization will be accepted to visit the US. For now, these are the ones on the list: Pfizer / BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Covaxin, Johnson & Johnson, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covishield.

It should be noted that the Russian Sputnik V vaccine has not been licensed by the United States government.