The United States has ended a year-and-a-half-long policy that prevented travelers from 33 countries, including the U.K., most of Europe, China, Brazil and South Africa, from entering the U.S., according to CNBC.
The basics: All visitors can now fly to the U.S. as long as they provide proof of full vaccination and a recent negative COVID-19 test. The move is a boon for the international travel industry, and reports suggest that flight bookings have already begun to surge.
The exceptions: These rules come with some exceptions for certain unvaccinated travelers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These groups include, among others:
- Travelers under the age of 18;
- People with medical reasons for not receiving the vaccine; and
- Travelers from countries with low vaccine availability.
More resources: Check out additional information from the U.S. State Department here.