US reopens land, air borders to fully vaccinated foreign visitors from today

After 20 months of travel restrictions, the US is reopening its land and air borders to foreign visitors fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from Monday. The United States is flinging its doors wide open to vaccinated international travellers on Monday, welcoming many visitors who`ve been shut out of the country for 20 months, reported CNN.

The United States is largely wide open, although there are some state and local restrictions that still apply .For example, there are mask mandates in Hawaii, Illinois, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Washington, DC and Puerto Rico also require masks in indoor public spaces.

In some cities, including New York and San Francisco, there are vaccine requirements for indoor public spaces including restaurants, reported CNN.

Hawaii, which had some of the strictest entry requirements in the US, will now align with the new federal rules for international air travel.

Although capacity restrictions in the state are easing, there are still some limits in place. Getting vaccinated is the key requirement for the vast majority of international travellers hoping to enter the United States, reported CNN.

Children under 18 are exempt from the vaccination requirement. The CDC has the full slate of air travel requirements on its website.

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