US borders open to all vaccinated travellers

Inbound medical travel to the US will be allowed back in November as the country opens to fully vaccinated foreign visitors, but via air travel only.

The United States will end travel restrictions on foreigners who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, reopening the USA to thousands of international visitors starting in November.

Travel policy changes will not affect the restrictions along the land borders of the United States, such as Canada and Mexico.

The next challenge is finding a system to manage the risks for travellers who do not have access to vaccinations. It is critical that governments both accelerate the global rollout of vaccines and agree a global framework for travel where testing resources are focused on unvaccinated travellers.