[More Guidelines Published, Stricter Rules For Non-Vaccinated Citizens] The US Will Lift Air And Land Entry Restrictions On Vaccinated Foreign Nationals!

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Update, 10/25: Guidelines have been published that starting November 8th, all US citizens who are not vaccinated will need a negative COVID test within 1 day of their flight to the US. Vaccinated travelers will still be allowed to get a negative test within 3 days for entry for all US citizens. 

Foreign nationals under the age of 18 will not require a vaccine for entry.

Update, 10/15: Reuters is reporting that the new rules will go into effect on November 8th.

Update, 10/12: In addition to reopening air corridors, the US will reopen the land border for vaccinated Canadians in early November!

Originally posted on 9/20:

The US currently blocks most foreign nationals coming from China, Europe, Brazil, and more countries from entering.

The restriction will reportedly be dropped in early November for foreign nationals who have been fully vaccinated.

However all foreign nationals, entering from every country will need to prove that they are fully vaccinated in order to enter the US.

A negative COVID test from within 3 days will also be required.

Kids that are too young to be vaccinated will be able to travel with vaccinated parents.

It’s unclear how this will affect the land border closure with Canada, but hopefully that will reopen as well.

Will this news affect your travel plans?

HT: Josh B.

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This makes zero sense.

They should be accepting antibodies and nothing else. Vaccinated people also spread the virus.


Hold on, your saying there’s a covid-related regulation that makes no sense?
I’m just shocked I tell you. Just shocked.


Excuse me, sir. Are you disagreeing with the Covid-1984 cult?


Vaccinated people have antibodies.


yea but thers seem to fade shortly after the second shot, now the question is if the vax creates a T cell response that will continue there immunity..dr marty macarry from jon hopkins has stated it does.


So your theory is that I have to contract a potentially life-threatening disease in order to be allowed to travel? Were you born stupid or was there a class?

Common sense

Are you stupid? Or just selfish?
Vaccinated people who never had the virus are capable of spreading the virus and should not be traveling.


As are unvaccinated. As are breakthrough infections. You’re an idiot.


Calm down everyone – We should ONLY be looking at antibodies from vaccinated and unvaccinated. Antibodies is what is stopping this virus from spreading. People’s antibodies are wanning faster than others from either the vaccine and from the virus. Hence, if the government would be honest they’d just look at antibody test – but they rather push the vaccine and get more people infected that way!


t cell and b cells are the key here, antibodies are nice, but they do not last ….


Actually, hubby had covid last Dec and just had antibody test showing that he still has antibodies.


thats great! but i meant long term. t cell and b cell memory can last for years maybe even a lifetime. again fauci said prob 2 years.


Which is why we, vaccinated and people who have had COVID, should wear a mask in crowded places.

You’re unlikely to become deathly ill, but we could spread the disease to others.

Clinical psychologist

As one who refused to be vaxxed, I wear a mask to protect myself and others (in case I am walking around with the virus), but I don’t think that I can demand that others who did take the vaccine or do have antibodies must be wearing masks. I make a choice each day not to vax and I can’t make demands on others; they make their choice. I hope they stay safe.


Drop the mask. Even if they get it from you (unlikely) it’d a 99.5% survival rate – like the flu


peoples argument is that with the vaccine it brings the covid death rate below the flu..and bidens former advisor has said with delta the reg masks are just useless..


That’s probably why he’s a only a FORMER adviser, they need people to keep saying the same thing about masks:)


99.5% survival rate isn’t that good, would you risk getting a disease where 1/200 people die? The rate is likely closer to 99.9x, and skewing towards older people or those with serious health risks, but still not a risk I’d take.


Only that high because of amazing modern medicine. Of those 99.5% so many will have life-long major health problems because of covid. Not worth it. Just get vaccinated.


Single or double masks? Forever?


Personal attacks are uncalled for.
Dan, perhaps remove them?




People with antibodies potentially spread the virus as well, what’s your point?


What’s the current policy on unvaccinated Americans traveling back to the US.
Any changes in the offing?


Why should there be? Keep your lack of sense out of the country.

Harley Kesselman

What about illegal immigrants at the border? I bet they still can come in with no precautions like they do now.


Yes. There can’t be rules regarding sobering that illegal. That would be a paradox.


Lol. Russian Novavax is just as valid it seems.


I can’t wait for all the foreign coronaviruses to arrive here and mix together to create a super variant. Is Omega variant taken? If not, that’s a cool name.


planning december holiday trip to carribean..what are chances PCR test to return to USA will be lifted by January 1, 2022?


As Dan mentions – not going to happen, but this is a complete non-event.

Most Caribbean resorts offer testing on premises and these places turn them within a day. You can also take a self test kit and do it via teleheatlh in your hotel room


There’s also a new rule for unvaccinated Americans to get tested within 1 day


Did that go through? Does it start Nov 1st?


Hashluchim is back on! (For vaccinated Shluchim)


Big deal for our family. Been separated for two years from our family in the UK because of this ridiculous non-scientific ban. Great news bh!


Will you need a Covid test to cross the border


You don’t need one now to enter US by land (just flying – which makes sense), whether vaccinated or not. Can’t see why they would ask for it now if vaccinated…

Clinical psychologist

What is the new news about tourist travel to Israel from the USA?


Do canadians on a student visa need to be vaxxed when driving across the border?


Good question. Until now they were allowed to enter by land with a US student visa, even though Canadians generally could not drive in. Check with SEVIS


According to this, students are ok for now, will need to be vaccinated in January

Jo israel

Are non vaccinated American citizens living abroad allowed to enter the us?


Yes Americans can and could always enter the US at any time by land or by air.


Or just come across the Southern border…


exactly! no maks or covid test needed! just a democrat vote!


What I don’t get. It just doesn’t make sense that many of the people got the vax in the winter which means that the shot has worn off. So what does this all prove??? They just as good as the u vaccinated. And worse off then people who have had covid


Which vaccines are accepted?


With regard to Israel, are vaccinated US citizens allowed in 11/1 or 11/21?


I would like to be informed also about restrictions for entering Israel. Any help?
I am vaccinated, I live in US, have also Israeli passport. I am terrified that I’ll be forced to quarantine for the duration of my short visit.


they should add
fully vaccinated Americans with 3rd booster, returning from outside USA, do not need covid test to return to usa… they should do this starting december 1, this would encourage 3rd booster shots and increase demand for holiday travel outside usa


Makes sense as this is all about compliance not about safety etc cuz if it were about stopping the spread they would require those that were vaccinated to also get a test but it’s all about the vaccines so no test for all those that are still spreading the virus


That’s a good point. They should just require everyone be tested and not discriminate between vaxed or unvaxed huh.

I think we should all just quarantine again 🙂

mendel london

An important question here, what will be the rule for immediate family/spouses of US citizens, who are currently allowed entry into the US, will they need to be vaccinated from 11/08?


“All US citizens who are not vaccinated will need a negative COVID test within 1 day of entering the country.”

Does this include children under 12?

Lucas Figueroa

What is “fully” vaccinated? I know in Spain they won’t give you the 2nd dose if you’ve had COVID e few weeks/months before as they consider you have enough antibodies.


How can you fly motzei shabbos To the u.s. if you need to have a covid test from within a day?


Rapid test can take 5 min

shmulies neighbor

As a US citizen, I dont see how they can deny you entry…


They can’t deny you but the airline has the right to refuse you boarding their plane. That’s how they circumvent it


The airline can deny you boarding. I think you can still come in by land


Kol hakovid! Great news!

some questions

-will a negative test be required for unvaccinated people entering US by land? US citizen or not?
-will the 1 day rule apply to those under 18, unvaccinated?
-is a rapid test still ok?


Does that mean that if im american i will need a negative covid test before coming into usa from central america? meaning only with a reg pcr test not even a rapid test will help!!!


I’m literally online right looking to purchase tickets for my birthday wife who’s a US Citizen to visit her parents in Europe. How do they expect US Citizens to take a PCR Test and get results with within 1 day of entry to the US? Does that make sense?


Up till now Canadians could fly in with a rapid test. Not clear if still letting a rapid. Rapid would work for one day.


Any foreigner or us citizen that is not vaccinated needs to have a negetive covid test(does not say pcr it could be antigen).
By the way, I had covid after purim of 2020, it is now already over 18 months. Just took an antibody test and my levels were still very high.
No reason for a covid shot!!!! I want someone in the CDC to review my records and see that antibodies from covid itself do last!


Same story with mu husband. Just took an antibody test, last time was May 2020 and he levels were still high.


Ok so CDC just updated their website with more details
Yes rapid/antigen test ok
Testing required for flying in only (not driving)
Testing is for all travellers 2+
If you have a positive Covid test from last 3 months, can use in place of a entry test
Here’s the page, and click the links for more info:


Guys, you can do the at home antigen tests from Binax with telehealth that Dan wrote about. Those can be done within a day of return and you get results within 15 minutes.


They’re out of stock


No its not. Read the page. There’s a link to buy a 2 or 3 pack instead.


So What a orthodox Jew will do if he have a flight back to USA on Sunday morning or MS?


Do a rapid


What does one do if they received a vaccine in Israel? Can one obtain a us vaccine card somehow?


So a Canadian that lives in Canada is completely trapped if they aren’t vaccinated?




If their children live in the USA are they still unable to come in by land?


How do they verify vaccination status?


they just scan your rist.


Vaccinated people have lower viral loads and are less able to spread covid. “Natural infection” antibodies fade quickly, spread far quicker and easier, and are more likely to die.


science and data show the exact opposite of your false claim, Israeli daily published data shows consistently that the amount of second infections out of daily identified cases being one percent and lower, while the amount of infections in vaccinated people significantly higher.


However all foreign nationals, entering from every country will need to prove that they are fully vaccinated in order to enter the US
—Except if you are an illegal alien. Then there are no requirements, no laws.

mendel london

An important question here, what will be the rule for immediate family/spouses of US citizens, who are currently exempt from the travel ban into the US, will they need to be vaccinated from 11/08?


It sounds like yes, you would need to. In general the new rules are stricter also on US citizens regarding testing. So while becoming more lenient for some, these rules are stricter for others.