US TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS 2021 | WHEN WILL US LIFT THE TRAVEL BAN | REOPENING PLANS FOR VACCINATED

US TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS 2021 | WHEN WILL US LIFT THE TRAVEL BAN | REOPENING PLANS FOR VACCINATED

hi guys how are you today welcome back to my channel adventures in america if you are new to my channel my name is jocelyn and i’m a dual citizen of the united states and the philippines we are going to discuss a lot of things today in this video first of all will us leave the travel ban and are there updated travel restrictions i have a little bit of a good news because the biden administration has announced that they will develop a system where all fully vaccinated passengers from all over the world will be allowed to enter the us however the date has not been set when this system will be put in place there are currently 35 countries or territories included in the travel ban and those passengers coming from this list of countries who have stayed there exclusively for the last 14 days will not be allowed to travel in the u.s except u.s citizens and other residents however since there is a travel ban and some of the countries included in the visa waiver program are also in the travel ban the requirement is that if you wanted to enter the us you must not be in any of those listed countries in the travel ban in the last 14 days for example you are a national of switzerland and switzerland is currently under the european schengen area included in the travel ban if you wanted to visit the us you must not be in switzerland in the last 14 days before coming to the us there must be another third country prior visiting the us so you will be allowed to travel you will be subjected to a second inspection but it doesn’t mean that you will be denied entry however since you are coming from those list of countries included in the travel ban the customs and border protection will have to take a look at your passport and where have you been in the last 14 days i’m also going to give you an update regarding the travel ban there are several countries in the world whose travelers are not allowed yet in the u.s there are also questions regarding unvaccinated travelers and also those who received a sinovac vaccine or other kinds of vaccine administered outside the u.s so we’re also going to discuss if they are allowed to enter in the u.s tourists are allowed in the u.s regardless of vaccination status also the quarantine requirements are only recommendatory in nature and they are not compulsory or mandatory so b1 or b2 visa holders are allowed to travel in the us unless your country is included in the travel ban and you are a traveler from these banned countries in the last 14 days based on several presidential proclamations from former president trump and president biden they established restrictions of these travelers coming from these countries in the last 14 days so here are the list of banned countries here are the countries included in the travel ban china iran european schengen area united kingdom republic of ireland brazil south africa and india however there are exceptions to the travel ban if you are a u.s citizen or a permanent resident of the u.s you are allowed to travel back in the us even though you are in these countries in the last 14 days there are also other exceptions the additional exceptions are based on national interest exceptions in the presidential proclamations effective april 8 2021 the department of state provided blanket exceptions to k visa holders and immigrant visa holders from the list of banned countries also effective immediately all k1 k2 k3 and k4 visa holders are now allowed to enter the u.s but it will be based on the eligibility requirements also presidential proclamations on labor restrictions issuing visas for h1b h2b j1 and l1 visas are no longer in effect so this means that these visa holders those holders of h1b visa h2b visa and j-1 and l-1 visas can now enter the u.s regardless of the visa effectivity let’s talk about the travel restrictions in the u.s as of january 26 2021 all inbound passengers to the u.s including u.s citizens and permanent residents and all other foreign nationals must have a negative covet test within three days prior to departure or documentation or proof of recovery within 90 days before departure and all passengers 2 years old and above are required to have this negative covered test or proof of recovery also u.s does not require passengers to be vaccinated before coming to the u.s if you are vaccinated it will affect the recommended quarantine requirements so we’re going to talk about the quarantine requirements later on in this video but for now we’re going to talk about the requirements for the negative covet test before flying and also the proof of recovery within 90 days there are requirements to the negative covered test before you can board your flight and here are the specific requirements regarding the negative covered test the negative pre-departure test must be a viral test it could be an rt pcr test or an anti-gen that was conducted on a specimen collected within three days priority flight departure from a foreign country the negative test must be approved or authorized by the relevant national authority for the detection of stars cov2 now the qualifying test result documentation must confirm that the personal identifiers such as the name and birth of the person traveling must match the test result and the travel document such as the passport number two the test performed must be a viral test number three the viral test or the test performed must be done within three days prior to flying in the u.s also the statement must contain negative or serves cove to not detected or covet 19 not detected if the test result says invalid then it is not acceptable if a passenger has recovered from covet 19 you must provide proof of documentation of your recovery this includes like a positive viral test or a positive covet test and a letter from a public health official stating that you have been cleared from kovid the document of recovery from kovid 19 means that the passenger has presented documentation of a positive test result and a signed letter on official letterhead that contains the name address and phone number of a licensed healthcare provider or public health official stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel and the positive test occurred within the last three months or 90 days prior to flight departure to the us and personal identifiers on the positive test result and signed letter match the personal identifiers on the passenger’s passport or other travel documents and the test must be a viral test and the test result states positive or coveted 19 detected are the quarantine requirements after arriving in the us please take note that the quarantine requirements are only recommended and not mandatory also those passengers who are fully vaccinated but first let’s define who are these fully vaccinated persons these are persons who receive the vaccine or the first and second dose and there is a lapse of two weeks after receiving the last dose then that person can be considered fully vaccinated and if you receive the first dose and only those required then after the lapse of 14 days then you may be considered as fully vaccinated the acceptable vaccines are those approved by the us fda or those approved for emergency use by the world health organization for those fully vaccinated after arriving in the us you don’t need to quarantine but it is recommended that you get a test three to five days after arriving in the us now for those unvaccinated after coming to the us the recommended quarantine is 7 to 10 days and these are only home quarantine and you need to get tested three to five days after arrival in the u.s please take note that the mask mandate has been lifted for fully vaccinated persons effective may 13. however there are state law or federal law or local regulations that still require a mask however the mask mandate is still in effect on public transportation here in the u.s here is a joint statement regarding the mask mandate on public transportation which is still in effect as of may 14 2021. the centers for disease control and prevention or cdc transportation security administration tsa and the us department of transportation remind the traveling public that at this time if you travel you are still required to wear a mask on planes buses trains and other forms of public transportation traveling into within or out of the united states and in u.s transportation hubs such as airports and stations also cdc guidance is clear that fully vaccinated people are safe to travel and can resume travel now let’s talk about the advisory from the u.s customs and border protection effective may 22nd regarding the travel of u.s citizens abroad with expired u.s passports if you’re a usc descent abroad and you have an expired passport you may be allowed to travel back into the us until december 31 2021 however the expired passports cannot be used from u.s citizens coming from the u.s to travel to an international destination and there are also specific requirements before you can avail of this here are the specific requirements travelers qualify for this exception if all the following are true first they are a us citizen number two they are currently abroad seeking to return to the united states number three they are flying directly to the us a u.s territory or have only short-term transit through a foreign country on their return to the u.s or to a united states territory number four their expired passport was originally valid for 10 years or if they were 15 years of age or under when the passport was issued their expired passport was originally valid for five years and number five their expired passport is undamaged and in their possession also the centers for disease control and prevention made an announcement regarding the importation of dogs effective july 14. that effective july 14 2021 no dogs arriving from rabies high risk countries will be allowed entry into the us the temporary suspension also includes dogs that have visited a high-risk country in the past six months the list of freebies high-risk countries can be found on the cdc website however there are also exceptions you can check the exceptions also under the cdc website guys if you like this video please give it a big thumbs up and if you haven’t subscribed to my channel please subscribe and hit that notification bell i always welcome new subscribers thank you guys for watching and if you have any other questions or comments please post them down below and i will get back to you as soon as i can again thank you guys for supporting my channel and i hope everyone is staying safe and have a great day
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