The US is set to relax travel bans for select countries, including South Africa by November, as The Guardian reports.
However, the travellers needed to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The US has had travel bans impost on a myriad of countries for over 18 months.
The ban lift was announced today, September 20 by the Whitehouse. Other countries that can now seek out their American travel dreams include the UK and European countries as well as Brazil, India and China.
As AFP reported, travellers must prove that they are fully vaccinated before boarding a flight and must have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure. They will not be required to quarantine upon arrival in the US.
The move will open the US to millions of travellers who are vaccinated, however, it will also be a sort of an experimental ground for stricter testing rules and a “new contact tracing regime, as Fin24 confers.
The new policy is set to take effect in early November, according to the White House, though the exact date has not yet been announced.
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