Fully vaccinated Brits will be able to travel to the United States from 8 November, ending almost two years of coronavirus travel restrictions.
On Monday 20 September, the White House confirmed that it will lift most restrictions on travellers from the UK allowing them to enter the US for the first time since March 2020. Those flying to the US will be required to be fully vaccinated. The change is expected to come into place from 8 November 2021 as confirmed by The White House.
Here’s what we know about the new travel requirements so far.
What will the entry requirements be?
Under new rules announced last Friday, vaccinated people who have had a negative COVID test (PCR, LAMP or NAAT) in the 72 hours before travelling will be allowed to enter.
Masking will be required, but there will be no quarantine mandate.
Which vaccines will the US accept for travel?
Officials announced that people who have been jabbed with one of the vaccines that are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been granted an Emergency Use Listing from the World Health Organization (WHO) will qualify under the system. This will allow travellers who have received the AstraZeneca jab, widely used in the UK to enter the country.
Travel-eligible vaccines include:
- Johnson and Johnson
- Oxford-AstraZeneca/ Covishield
The CDC also confirm that it would accept a mix-and-match approach to vaccinations. Travellers who have any combination of FDA- or WHO-approved vaccines will be considered fully vaccinated.
Will the US recognise the NHS Covid Pass?
Further details are expected soon. If the digital NHS Covid Pass is not accepted for entry to the US, then the paper certificate version is likely to be the solution.
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