The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced the list of approved vaccines for international travelers planning on coming to the US once the Covid-19 related travel bans are lifted. This announcement comes in the wake of the Biden Administration’s decision on lifting travel bans from Europe, Brazil, India, China, Iran, and South Africa.
The plan is to replace Covid-19 travel bans with vaccine restrictions for all international air travelers.
Which Vaccines Are Accepted for International Travel to the US?
The US will accept the following vaccines approved by the FDA and listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO):
- Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
- AstraZeneca, including Covishield
While the target has been set for early November, no definite date has been announced for this mandate to be implemented. The administration has also been unclear on what will be accepted as proof of vaccination and what will happen to those who are partially vaccinated. Fully vaccinated travelers will still be required to present a negative Covid-19 test result taken no longer than 3 days before their scheduled departure.