US border to reopen on November 8
Good news for international attendees! The United States is set to reopen its border to fully vaccinated people on Monday, November 8, and the new policy does not require foreign visitors to go into quarantine. Air travellers will need to show proof of vaccination upon arrival, as well as presenting a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken within three days of travel, prior to boarding their flight to the US.
In setting the qualifications for this new policy, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognizing vaccines that have full approval or emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or that have been approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO). Furthermore, travellers who have received mixed doses of these qualifying vaccines will also be permitted to enter the country.
We will update this page as more details are confirmed about which types of documentation will be accepted as proof of vaccination.