Franciele Rodrigues

Covid-19

US Homeland Security said the precise date will be announced shortly for land, sea and air travel.

In March 2020, the United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in terms of deaths and cases, closed its borders to millions of visitors.

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© David Dee Delgado/Getty ImagesIn March 2020, the United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in terms of deaths and cases, closed its borders to millions of visitors.

The United States (USA) will open, in early November, the land borders with Mexico and Canada to travelers vaccinated against Covid-19, in journeys considered non-essential, announced the White House advisers.

The secretary for the ‘US Homeland Security’, Alejandro Mayorkas, said that the precise date will be announced soon, for travel by land and sea, as well as for international travel by air, according to an official statement.

In March 2020, the United States, the country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the number of deaths and cases in the world, closed the borders to millions of visitors from the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom and China, later from the India and Brazil and also those who entered by land from Mexico and Canada.

The opening of borders will have two phases. Initially, vaccinations will be mandatory for non-essential trips, such as tourism or visits to family members, but this obligation will not apply to trips considered essential, which have always been authorized. Starting in January, all travelers, regardless of the reason for the trip, will have to be fully vaccinated.

The North American disease prevention and control centers have already communicated to the airlines that “all vaccines approved by the US drug regulatory agency (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for air travel”. The information is from Agência Brasil.

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