US Will End Restrictions for Vaccinated International Travelers on Nov. 8

Headline Roundup October 15th, 2021

A White House official tweeted Friday that the U.S. plans to lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international travelers beginning Nov. 8. The announcement applies to both air and land travel. Under the new rule, vaccinated travelers from most countries will be permitted to come to the U.S. for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unvaccinated foreigners will remain mostly banned, and unvaccinated Americans will need a negative COVID-19 test before returning to the U.S. The White House announced earlier this week that land borders with Canada and Mexico would reopen on Nov. 8.

The news was covered across the spectrum Friday. Some coverage from left- and center-rated sources highlighted how the new guidance will reunite families who were kept apart by pandemic restrictions. Some reports from right-rated sources raised questions about the announcement, such as how the rule would apply to unauthorized migrants at the US-Mexico border, and what travel restrictions would be for children who are not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

From the Right
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Only foreign visitors who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to travel to the United States starting on Nov. 8, according to the White House.

“The [United States’] new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8,”  Kevin Munoz, White House assistant press secretary, wrote on Twitter Friday. “This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent.”

Munoz did not elaborate on travel restrictions for children who are not...

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From the Center
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The White House will announce Friday plans to lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international travelers beginning Nov. 8, a White House official said.

Why it matters: The move will allow vaccinated travelers from most countries to visit the U.S. for the first time in more than 18 months.

Driving the news: The announcement applies to international air travel and travel across U.S. land borders.

Effective Nov. 8, foreign national air travelers must provide proof of being fully vaccinated to be eligible to fly to the U.S. Fully vaccinated travelers will also...

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From the Left
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WASHINGTON — Travel restrictions that the U.S. imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic will be partially lifted for nearly three dozen countries on Nov. 8, the Biden administration announced Friday.

White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz said in a tweet that the new policy will begin Nov. 8 and will require foreign national travelers from 33 countries to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

“This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent,” he said.

Foreign nationals from these countries...

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