From November 8 onwards, fully vaccinated travellers from India, Britain, Ireland, China, South Africa, Iran and Brazil, along with 26 countries in Europe, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Greece would be allowed to travel to the US.
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Travellers coming from these countries would be required to show proof of vaccination before boarding the flight, and would also need to submit a negative Covid-19 test. Foreign visitors travelling by land would not be required to show proof of a recent negative Covid-19 test. The CDC plans to soon issue new rules on contact tracing for international air travellers.
The US government has imposed curbs on non-essential travel at land borders and air travel since March 2020 to counter the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The curbs on air travel have been imposed for 33 countries, including India, China, Brazil and many European nations. On September 30, the US government had announced that they would be lifting restrictions on air travellers from 33 countries including India and China in November, however a date had not been mentioned.