Since the United States this week ended travel bans from specific countries and now allows international travelers to enter, many have been confused about the new travel rules.
The new rules for international travel state that adults traveling to the United States must be fully vaccinated before boarding their flight.
In addition, as before, passengers must continue to show a negative diagnostic test for coronavirus taken within 72 hours of their trip or medical proof that they recovered from the virus in the last 90 days.
Faced with the changes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an advice guide to travelers who are US citizens, legal permanent residents or immigrants and have plans to travel abroad and, subsequently, return to the United States.
Travel abroad from Miami and the United States
According to the CDC guide, these are the five things you should know if you plan to travel abroad and return to the United States:
▪ Do not travel abroad until you are fully vaccinated.
▪ You must be vaccinated with the vaccines accepted by the World Health Organization.
▪ Check the COVID-19 situation and the travel requirements imposed by the country you plan to travel to. Each destination may have its own entry and exit requirements.
▪ If you are traveling to Miami or any other airport in the United States, you must show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from the disease before boarding the flight. When to test will depend on your vaccination status and age.
▪ Wearing the mask over your nose and mouth is mandatory on airplanes and airports when traveling within or outside the United States. Violators of the federal mask mandate on transportation can face hefty fines.
How to know if you are fully vaccinated to travel
To enter the United States, travelers must have received a complete schedule of one of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization.
The three vaccines used by the United States – Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson – meet that requirement, as do others applied abroad, such as China’s AstraZeneca and Sinovac.
To be considered fully vaccinated, the passenger must have received the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna at least two weeks (14 days) prior to travel, or two weeks after receiving the first and only dose of Johnson & Johnson.
This story was originally published on November 12, 2021 0:01 pm.