• US Sets New International Air Travel Rules
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The United States has laid out its new COVID-19 air travel policies ahead of its plan to reopen borders to foreign flights next month.

Starting from November 8, all non-U.S. citizens and non-immigrant visitors flying in from abroad will be required to provide proof of vaccination before boarding planes to the U.S., according to an order signed Monday by President Joe Biden.

Any vaccines approved by American health regulators will be accepted.

"It is in the interests of the United States to move away from the country-by-country restrictions previously applied during the COVID-19 pandemic and to adopt an air travel policy that relies primarily on vaccination to advance the safe resumption of international air travel," the proclamation says.

Those who are fully vaccinated, regardless of their citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to departure.

Unvaccinated travelers, including Americans, will be required to show a negative COVID test taken within one day of departure.

Children under the age of 18 will be exempt from the vaccination requirement, but will have to show proof of a negative COVID test taken within three days before their scheduled flight.

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