U.S. will accept WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines for international visitors – Reuters

REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The United States will accept the use by worldwide visitors of COVID-19 vaccines licensed by U.S. regulators or the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated late on Friday.On Sept. 20, the White House revealed the United States in November would lift travel constraints on air tourists from 33 countries consisting of China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are completely immunized versus COVID-19. It did not define then which vaccines would be accepted.A CDC spokesperson informed Reuters Friday, “Six vaccines that are FDA authorized/approved or listed for emergency situation use by WHO will meet the criteria for travel to the U.S.”Late on Friday, the CDC said that “earlier this week, to help them prepare their systems we informed airline companies” of the vaccines that would be accepted and added “CDC will launch extra guidance and details as the travel requirements are settled.”Some countries had actually pressed the Biden administration to accept WHO-approved vaccines, considering that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized vaccines are not extensively used in all countries.The United States will admit completely vaccinated air travelers from the 26 so-called Schengen countries in Europe as well as Britain, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran and Brazil.

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