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US will require Covid-19 vaccine for foreign travellers, White House official says

An unnamed White House official has told several news agencies that the Biden Administration is working on implementing an approach which will require any passengers entering the United States to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

No specific timeline for the decision was mentioned.

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Under current restrictions, most international travellers are prevented from entering the United States, with those entering the country being requires to show a negative PCR test taken within three days of travel.

The US has recently seen a rise in infections across the country as a result of the Delta variant.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said last week that the current travel restrictions will remain in place due to rising infections.

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Yesterday, the White House Official said the Biden administration is looking to reopen international travel in a safe and sustainable manner, adding that with limited exceptions “foreign nationals travelling to the United States – from all countries – need to be fully vaccinated”.

Currently, over 70% of adults in the US have received at least one vaccine dose.

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