US to accept foreigners with WHO-approved covid-19 vaccine

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You USA will accept input from visitors internationals that are vaccinated against Covid-19 with immunizers authorized by US regulatory bodies or the World Health Organization (WHO), reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday.

On September 20, the White House announced that the United States will in November lift travel restrictions on travelers from 33 countries, including Brazil, China, India and most of Europe, who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 without specify which vaccines would be accepted.

A CDC spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday: “Six vaccines that are FDA authorized/approved or listed for emergency use by the WHO will meet the criteria for travel to the US.”

All four vaccines being applied in Brazil are currently approved by the WHO: CoronaVac, Pfizer, AstraZeneca e Janssen.

The CDC said that “earlier this week, to help them prepare their systems, we informed the airlines” about the vaccines that would be accepted, and added: “The CDC will release additional guidance and information once the travel requirements are finalized. “.

Some countries pressured the Biden government to accept WHO-approved vaccines, as US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized vaccines are not widely used in all countries.

The United States will admit fully vaccinated travelers from the 26 countries of the so-called Schengen area of ​​Europe, as well as from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland, China, India, South Africa and Iran. Americans who have been to these countries in the last 14 days.

Covid-19’s new vaccine requirements now apply to nearly all foreigners flying to the US – including those not subject to the previous restrictions.

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