US economy

Biden urges action on infrastructure and spending in New Jersey speech: ‘Let’s get this done’ – as it happened









Politics recap

Updated








Updated








Updated








Biden administration reportedly plans to name GOP official to lead election security efforts

Updated








Texas governor Greg Abbott signs anti-transgender sports ban into law

Updated








Updated








Updated








Bannon associate privately questioned by Capitol riot investigators

Updated








Updated








Updated








Today so far

Updated















Updated








Other exemptions to the Biden administration’s new international travel rules include participants in certain Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials, those with medical contraindications to the vaccines and those who are permitted to travel for emergency or humanitarian reasons.

Additionally, very rare exceptions will be made for foreign nationals traveling on non-tourist visas from countries with low-vaccine availability, according to a senior administration official. There are currently about 50 countries considered to have “low-vaccine availability”, an official said.

Unvaccinated citizens and lawful permanent residents traveling to the US by plane will be required to produce a negative coronavirus test within one day of departure.

For purposes of travel, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will accept vaccines that have been authorized or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO).

That includes the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, widely available in the US, as well as the AstraZeneca vaccine that was quickly rolled out in Europe, and China’s Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines. Excluded is Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, which has yet to be authorized or approved by the FDA or WHO.

The CDC also issued new contact tracing rules that require airlines to collect personal information from international air passengers. Under the rules, airlines will be required to keep the information readily available for 30 days so public health officials can follow up with travelers who may have been exposed to the virus.

Updated





READ SOURCE

Leave a Reply

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.