On October 11, 2021, CDC has confirmed that six vaccines authorized/approved by FDA or listed for emergency use by WHO will meet the criteria for travel to the US.
Foreign visitors have to show proof of full vaccination prior to boarding U.S.-bound planes. A negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure is also required in addition to the vaccination mandate.
The implementation of this new rule remains unclear. However, businesses can start planning for related travels, and inform employees abroad to comply with the vaccine and test requirements.
The accepted vaccines are as follows:
FDA Authorized/Approved: Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer-BioNTech
WHO Approved: Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca/Covishield, Sinopharm, and Sinovac.
For more information about vaccines, please refer to WHO’s website https://www.who.int/news-room/
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