September 21, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier

The USA will allow fully vaccinated travellers from around the world to enter the country from November without the need to quarantine, in a major change to its visitation policies.

Until now, several countries, including the UK and the whole of the EU, South Africa, China and India, were prevented from entering the States, due to concerns about the COVID-19 situation in those countries and the rise of the Delta variant.

Under the new rules, which bring uniformity to the nation’s border policy, vaccinated travellers will be required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will determine which vaccines will be accepted for travel.

US arrivals by non-US citizens are down to just 36 percent of what they were in 2019.