U.S. Ends Country-based COVID-19 Travel Bans

Vaccinated travelers can enter the country.

Monday marked a new milestone for the country’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, as the United States lifted its travel restrictions from foreign countries with high transmission rates. The new rules will allow for fully-vaccinated individuals to enter the country. The previous restrictions had been in place for over 18 months. 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rules, “Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show one of the following: If you are fully vaccinated: Proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 3 days before travel. If you are NOT fully vaccinated: A negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before travel.” Children under the age of 2 do not need to be tested. There is an additional process for those who have a documented recovery from the disease. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials in the CDC to have wisdom on how to address public health challenges.
  • For the president and his advisors as attempts continue to mitigate COVID-19. 
  • For workers in the TSA as they process travelers into the nation. 

Sources: AP, CDC, NY Times


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