Highlights

  • U.S. to lift curbs from November 8 for vaccinated foreign travellers
  • U.S. restrictions have barred travellers from most of the world
  • Restrictions on non-U.S. citizens were first imposed on air travellers from China in January 2020

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Covid-19 pandemic: U.S. to lift curbs for vaccinated foreign travellers from November 8

Restrictions on non-U.S. citizens were first imposed on air travellers from China in January 2020 by then-President Donald Trump.

The United States has announced that it will lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals from November 8, at land borders and for air travel.

Curbs on non-essential travellers at land borders have been in place since March 2020 to address the Covid-19 pandemic.

Restrictions on non-U.S. citizens were first imposed on air travellers from China in January 2020 by then-President Donald Trump.

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The U.S. restrictions have barred travellers from most of the world, including tens of thousands of foreign nationals with relatives or business links in the United States.

The U.S. had lagged many other countries in lifting such restrictions, and allies welcomed the move.

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