Feds to lift COVID-19 international travel ban on Nov. 8, with some guidelines

The White House has announced when some international travelers will be allowed to enter the U.S.

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Last month, the Biden administration said that it would be lifting travel restrictions that had been instituted because of the coronavirus pandemic, CNBC reported.

Most non-U.S. citizens who had traveled to Europe, Brazil, South Africa and other locations were not allowed to travel back to the U.S. under rules first introduced by the Trump administration. They were extended by the Biden White House last winter.

Now, starting on Nov. 8 international travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to enter the U.S. by either land or air travel, Reuters reported.

White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz confirmed the move on Twitter Friday morning, CNN reported.

There will be “very limited exceptions” to the requirement, which will be released before Nov. 8, CNN reported.

Earlier this week, the White House had said that travelers from Canada and Mexico, who are also fully vaccinated would be allowed in early November. The rules overseeing that travel are similar to the other international traveler regulations, Reuters reported.

The Canadian government started allowing vaccinated U.S. citizens into the country on Aug. 9, Reuters reported.

The travel industry has pushed to have the restrictions lifted, CNN reported.

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