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||COVID U.S. lifts international travel ban
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On Nov. 8, the United States lifted restrictions on travel from a long list of countries including Mexico, Canada and most of Europeallowing tourists to make long-delayed trips and family members to reconnect with loved ones after more than a year and a half apart because of the pandemic, an NPR item stated.
The U.S. is accepting fully vaccinated travelers at airports and land borders, doing away with a COVID-19 restriction that dates back to the Trump administration.
The new rules allow air travel from previously restricted countries as long as the traveler has proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test. Land travel from Mexico and Canada will require proof of vaccination but no test.
For air travelers, the airlines are required to verify vaccine records and match them against ID; if they don't, they could face fines of up to nearly $35,000 per violation. Airlines will also collect information about passengers for contact tracing efforts.
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