The United States of America has reopened its borders to vaccinated travelers after 20 months of curbs. Source: Unsplash

The United States of America has reopened its borders to vaccinated travelers after 20 months of curbs.

The latest announcement from the government has allowed visitors of 33 countries to enter once again, many touching videos were uploaded on Twitter earlier today after families rejoice in tears after being apart for over 20 months. Many of these videos were filmed in airports around the nation.

The decision to reopen the borders is expected to increase jobs, when the pandemic started the country lost over $250 billion in terms of revenue from visitors. This move is intended to boost the economy of the country and revive the airline industry.

Since the announcement, more flights are available in and out of the country. Two flights arrived in New York after the announcement from London Heathrow Airport to commemorate the event.

33 countries have been given the green light for vaccinated travelers to enter US borders by air which includes:

  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • South Africa
  • The UK
  • All 26 countries in the European Schengen Area

For land travel, the north-south borders of the country, Canada and Mexico will also be opened for full-vaccinated travelers.

Editor notes: “Tijuana here I come”

What are the requirements to enter USA?

  • An authentic vaccination certificate which dates 14 days before travelling to USA
  • A negative COVID-19 test results with 72 hours before travelling
  • Valid visas

These requirements are required by all foreign nationals entering the US borders. However, please take note that each state has different measures for COVID-19. Please check with the state department for further details on travel.

The health authorities said that all vaccines approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and those included by the World Health Organisation would be accepted.

Alternatively, you can check on the website of the U.S Department of State at this link for travel details.

In other news: SpaceX astronauts return home after 6 months in space

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