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U.S. announces relaxation of international travel restrictions and recognition of seven vaccines including Sinopharm and Kexing

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  (Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) The U.S. announces relaxation of international travel restrictions and recognition of seven vaccines including Sinopharm and Kexing

China News Service, Washington, October 26 (Reporter Chen Mengtong) U.S. President Biden signed the Presidential Announcement on the 25th, announcing that from November 8, Eastern Time, the international air travel restrictions imposed on non-immigrants since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic last year will be lifted , To promote the safe resumption of international travel activities.

    Data map: American Airlines passenger plane.

According to the new regulations, non-immigrant international passengers who meet the three requirements of “holding a valid full vaccination certificate, a negative test report 72 hours before boarding, and personal information on arrival in the United States” can enter the United States via the airport.

In conjunction with this announcement, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention respectively issued three new regulations on vaccination, virus testing and epidemic tracking on the same day, clarifying that the United States officially recognizes seven new coronavirus vaccines that have entered the World Health Organization’s emergency use list.

According to regulations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these seven vaccines include Pfizer, Modena and Johnson & Johnson vaccines used in the United States, as well as China National Medicines (BIBP/Sinopharm), Sinovac, AstraZeneca and AstraZeneca. Four new crown vaccines including Covishield in India.

The U.S. government also stipulates that a valid vaccination certificate must contain at least the name and birthday of the person who has been vaccinated, the name of the vaccine and the date of vaccination, and the official issuing authority. The non-English vaccination certificate should also be translated for verification by the airline.

The new regulations also provide exemptions for minor non-immigrant groups such as minors under the age of 18, allowing them to enter the United States without being vaccinated. Children under two years old do not need to be tested.

High-level White House officials held a telephone briefing on the above-mentioned policies on the 25th, stating that US officials will provide airlines with the implementation details of the policies from today to ensure that these new regulations can be implemented as scheduled. International passengers planning to go to the United States should pay close attention to relevant information released by airlines recently.

The official also stated that US land ports will also adopt an entry policy similar to international air travel. Foreign tourists visiting the US for non-essential reasons (such as tourism) must provide a certificate of full vaccination starting from November 8. (over)

【Editor in charge: Wang Qin】

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