Central Florida looks forward to economic boost as some international travel resumes Monday

ORLANDO, Fla. — The United States is set to allow some international travelers to come and visit the county starting Monday.

The move is a big change after many flights were stopped because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The move to allow some international travel, from countries including Brazil and the United Kingdom, is set to give a big boost to tourism in Central Florida.

Travel hubs, including the Orlando International Airport, are preparing to be even busier.

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Vaccinated passengers coming into the U.S. must show proof of a negative test within three days of travel.

If not fully vaccinated, a negative test must be taken one day before travel.

“I think that’s a good thing,” traveler Scott Belton said. “I live in Los Angeles, California, and out there they have a lot of requirements for people getting these vaccines. And if California has it, I think it would be a good idea for incoming tourists or incoming visitors from other countries to have that.”

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There are exemptions to the vaccine requirement, including children under 18 or people who have medical reasons.

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