Joe Biden’s administration will ease U.S. travel restrictions for foreign travelers if they are vaccinated against COVID-19 during November.
The White House confirmed international visitors will once again be allowed into the United States, if they produce a negative COVID-19 test within three days of their flight.
“They must show proof of vaccination prior to boarding a U.S.-bound airplane,” COVID-19 response coordinator Jeffrey Zients said according to KIRO7 News.
Travelers will also be required to provide phone numbers and email addresses to assist with enhanced contract tracing.
Unvaccinated Americans will similarly be allowed to returned to the United States, provided they show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within one day of their flight.
The Biden administration will work with airlines to implement the new procedures. They will replace a patchwork of travel bans that mostly began during the Trump administration.
“[The new system] allows us to implement strict protocols to prevent the spread of COVID,” Zients said according to the National Public Radio.
The rules do not apply to surface transport arrivals from Canada and Mexico.