A White House source on Wednesday claimed that the Biden administration is taking necessary measures to prevent the influx of infections coming from abroad with the possibility of a compulsion for travelers to be fully vaccinated.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the requirement would come as part of the administration’s phased approach to easing travel restrictions for foreign citizens to the country. No timeline has yet been determined, as interagency working groups study how and when to safely move toward resuming normal travel. 

Source: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Eventually, all foreign citizens entering the country, with some limited exceptions, are expected to need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the U.S.

As of now, non-U.S. residents who have been to China, the European Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, and India in the prior 14 days are prohibited from entering the U.S. All travelers to the U.S., regardless of vaccination status, are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of air travel to the country.

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