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Exclusive: U.S. developing plan to require foreign visitors to be vaccinated, official says

By David Shepardson | 5 August 2021

REUTERS — The Biden administration is developing a plan to require nearly all foreign visitors to the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of eventually lifting travel restrictions that bar much of the world from entering the United States, a White House official told Reuters on Wednesday.

The White House wants to re-open travel, which would boost business for the airlines and tourism industry, but is not ready to immediately lift restrictions because of the rising COVID-19 case load and highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant, the official said.

The Biden administration has interagency working groups working “to have a new system ready for when we can reopen travel,” the official said, adding it includes “a phased approach that over time will mean, with limited exceptions, that foreign nationals traveling to the United States (from all countries) need to be fully vaccinated.” […]

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1 Comment on Exclusive: U.S. developing plan to require foreign visitors to be vaccinated, official says

  1. Does this include people arriving over the southern border?

    Either way, this is not good as it will result in other nations doing more of the same. Dumb idea, that will lead to more stupidity all around.

    Best,
    SC

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