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Children Under-18 Won't Require Vaccine To Get Into United States

Vaccination will be required for adults travelling to the United States from next month as the count...
Ben Finnegan
Ben Finnegan

11:28 AM - 26 Oct 2021



Children Under-18 Won't Requir...

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Children Under-18 Won't Require Vaccine To Get Into United States

Ben Finnegan
Ben Finnegan

11:28 AM - 26 Oct 2021



Vaccination will be required for adults travelling to the United States from next month as the country reopens its borders to non-citizens for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A negative PCR test within 72 hours before the flight will also be required for entry.

Those under the age of 18 will not require to be fully vaccinated, however, they will still need to present a negative PCR test.

November 8th is the day that the US will reopen its borders.

The White House said people will be allowed to by land and air with a valid vaccination pass.

“We got clarification from the Biden administration as to what is happening on November 8th, when America is opening to international travel again," said Eoghan Corry who is editor of Air and Travel Magazine.

“It’s much as expected - you’ll have to have your full course of vaccination, plus a cooling period at that end of that. You need to verify that with the airline - it will probably be an American locator form.

“Only double vaccinated need apply, but there is a little surprise. They are allowing children and teenagers up to the age of 18.”

Vaccines currently in use in the US - including the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines - will be recognised for international travel under the new rules, once it's two weeks after a passenger's last dose.

While the AstraZeneca vaccine hasn’t been approved for use in the US yet, it is being recognised for international travel.



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