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New rules for Irish passengers travelling to US announced

The United States has unveiled its new rules for passengers travelling to the country.

From November 8th, non-immigrant adults travelling to the US will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 – with limited exceptions.


All travellers will need to be tested before boarding an aircraft to the US, with tightened restrictions for those who are not fully vaccinated.

Under the new regulations, unvaccinated travellers will need to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test within a day of travel, while those who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to present a test taken within three days of travel.

Children under the age of 18 will not be required to show proof of vaccination, but those aged 2 and above will be subject to the same testing requirements as their parents.


The Biden Administration has been working with airline companies – who will be required to implement the restrictions – to prepare them for what is required.

The airlines will be required to verify vaccine records and ensure each passenger is abiding by the regulations.

IMAGE – “Joe Biden” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/”Dublin Airport” by Sean MacEntee is licensed under CC BY 2.0


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