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Biden Admin Lifting Travel Ban on Fully Vaccinated International Travelers in November

Biden Admin Lifting Travel Ban on Fully Vaccinated International Travelers in November

It’s about time.

COVID response coordinator Jeff Zients announced the administration will lift the travel ban on fully vaccinated travelers in November.

The ban started in March 2020.

From The New York Times:

Foreign travelers who provide proof that they are fully vaccinated before boarding a flight will be able to fly to the United States starting in “early November,” Jeff Zients, the White House pandemic coordinator, said Monday.

“International travel is critical to connecting families and friends, to fueling small and large businesses, to promoting the open exchange ideas and culture,” Mr. Zients said. “That’s why, with science and public health as our guide, we have developed a new international air travel system that both enhances the safety of Americans here at home and enhances the safety of international air travel.”

The administration has restricted travel for foreigners looking to fly to the United States from a group of European countries, Iran and China for more than a year. Fully vaccinated travelers will also need to show proof of a negative test for the coronavirus within three days before coming to the United States, Mr. Zients said.

Zients said unvaccinated Americans returning to the states have stricter requirements:

They will need to test negative for the coronavirus one day before traveling to the United States and will need to be tested again after arriving, Mr. Zients said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will also soon issue an order directing airlines to collect phone numbers and email addresses of travelers for a new contact-tracing system. Authorities will then follow up with the travelers after arrival to ask whether they are experiencing symptoms of the virus.

British Prime Minister Bors Johnson visits Biden on Tuesday. He will likely celebrate the news.

The United Kingdom and European Union wanted Biden to lift the restriction a lot sooner. Officials became disappointed when Biden did not announce a lift during the G7 conference in June.

The lack of response from Biden continued to frustrate our allies:

British officials note that the United States had not imposed a similar ban on people from Caribbean nations, which had a higher rate of infection than Britain, or from Argentina, which had lower percentage of its population vaccinated. About 82 percent of people in Britain above the age of 16 have had two shots.

The European Union and Britain both allowed fully vaccinated people from the United States to travel without quarantining and officials there were annoyed when the United States did not reciprocate.

EU Home Commissioner Ylva Johansson said the administration never gave her an explanation.

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They were dragging their feet because the second a ‘fully vaccinated’ person spreads COVID after landing the gig is up.

More and more people are realizing that the fauxcine doesn’t do a goddamn thing to stop you from getting the virus. It MIGHT give you a milder case.

But the covidiots entire justification for literally everything they’re doing is that if enough people get vaccinated then the virus will just disappear.

A whole bunch of people are finally waking up to the fact that it’s all bullshit.

    CommoChief in reply to Olinser. | September 20, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    That’s the answer. A vaxed person ID as patient zero via contact tracing is going to get headlines. It already happens domestically but add in the news/clicks/revenue potential of the ‘international traveler from country X brings new Covid strain to USA’ story and it becomes noticeable to the general audience.

    Then the questions begin. Which vax did they have? How long ago? How does that vax compare to the one I got? Why not require a negative test pre travel for everyone?

    healthguyfsu in reply to Olinser. | September 20, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Sorry but the idea that this is a celebrated opinion is just stupid. You couldn’t be more wrong from the data available.

    The numbers clearly bear out in the new cases that there is a huge disproportional increase in cases among the unvaccinated right now with many, many fewer in the vaccinated population.

    Vaccinated case counts are even an order of magnitude below the efficacy threshold that Pfizer and Moderna reported in their releases.

    Are the vaccinated case counts underreported? Probably, but that is very strong evidence for how effective the vaccine has been at mitigating the symptoms of a positive, vaccinated case.

    And no, I’m not for a vaccine mandate…that doesn’t mean you should be a complete idiot and ignore the data right in front of you!

    scooterjay in reply to Olinser. | September 20, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    The “plandemic” was the tool used to scare off the black vote.
    Trump had huge support in the AA community and the left knows black people are scared stiff of illness. People should hang for this, and CNN should be forced to televise it.

Virologist Dr. Christina Parks testified the vax is only good for the original if even that. It has no effect on any other variants.

    Good, but not great, for personal protection (e.g. symptom suppression), excessive adverse events (e.g. death), and there is evidence from Britain, Israel, and America, that the vaccines are non-sterilizing (“leaky”) and permit the virus a safe sanctuary and transmission from vaccinated people… persons.

    healthguyfsu in reply to 2smartforlibs. | September 20, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Not even true….she testifed that the vaccine does not prevent transmission of any variants. That doesn’t mean it is ‘no good’ for other variants.

    That’s also a bit of a misstatement as it reduces community transmission, even if it won’t halt transmission 100% of the time for any one person that tests positive. Even if it only reduced severity of cases, this would still be a worthwhile tool for reducing transmission.

    But go ahead and DV me as you all usually do…I’m not going anywhere as I believe in many of the freedoms that you believe in. I just don’t support childish, reactionary behavior.

    For political reasons, many of you have put up mental walls to considering the value of the vaccine. It’s a mistake IMO.

    If a racist bigot like Ilhan Omar told you that you should have regular physical exams to prevent runaway disease would you stop seeing your doctor out of spite? Don’t let the left control you with “perverse” psychology. The sycophants are literally pushing you to fool yourself into thinking you make a statement by making decisions against your own best interest.

      CommoChief in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 20, 2021 at 8:02 pm

      It isn’t you per say, at least for me it is the bewildering performance of the public heath officials specifically and the medical community in general. I am past the point of listening to much less being willing to grant good will to any medical pronouncement. The absolute refusal to recognize naturally acquired immunity as an acceptable alternative to immunity from a vax is unacceptable. It isn’t based in science. It’s a political calculation intended to punish.

      When the public health community admits to every flip flop whether based in a ‘noble lie’ masks and PPE early on or as a result of better data and then confronts the broadcast media and very importantly social media to tell them any attempts to censor or suppress is a horrible idea because as data evolves what was ‘wrong’ yesterday becomes ‘true’ today.

      When every medical professional who refused to speak up against mask regimes because study after study show they are minimally effective at best and likely useless in real world practice is willing to acknowledge their failure on this and other issues of our Covid journey then I may be willing to listen.

      I can’t speak for everyone, only myself. However, there are a number of people who are absolutely unwilling to trust anything from the medical community based on their performance. That trust is shattered and will have to be earned back on our terms not those of the medical community. Until the medical community is willing to confess, repent, perform acts of contrition then they can’t be absolved. Their choice.

      henrybowman in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 20, 2021 at 8:50 pm

      “For political reasons, many of you have put up mental walls to considering the value of the vaccine. It’s a mistake IMO.”

      Fine, then let’s look at the science.
      Our top government health honcho has said one thing one month, then the opposite the next month, then actually rinsed and repeated. So the science changes.. nay, the science actively flip-flops.
      This spokesperson turns out to be the very person who funded the creation of this shitshow in the first place, which (in consistent form) he says he did not, despite documentary evidence. Scientia es veritas, but when truth itself is nondeterministic, what help is that to us?
      The CDC makes promise after promise to the American people of the form, “If you do this new thing, we will relax this restriction,” which they then unilaterally break (like a medical Mazzoli-Simpson pact) once the people have done what they wanted. So every time we “follow the science,” the science leads us into an ambush.
      Articles in “top-ranked, peer-reviewed” journals like the Lancet and JAMA that parrot administration disdain for alternate treatments have been pulled as faulty after the span of a month or two, explained away only with a “never mind.” So there is no truth in science, and there is no science in truth.
      Some of these alternate (and orders of magnitude less expensive) treatments have achieved case reductions in poorer countries that beggar and humiliate the results of countries (e.g., India) banking on their extravagantly costly, high-tech neo-placebos. So today’s “science” involves not just ignoring but actively suppressing discussion of blatantly obvious evidence opposing the narrative, and not just distracting but actively censoring others who notice it.

      Here’s the last piece of science to follow: you don’t need Admiral Ackbar to tell you that when all the cheese is inside the cage, and none of the cheese is outside the cage, somebody wants you in the cage.

      I don’t believe I will be entering a cage I can never exit just for some bullshit government cheese. I can always change my mind and take the vax. I can never un-take the vax.

      henrybowman in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 20, 2021 at 9:23 pm

      Hey, and while we’re on “the science:”

      Federal Govt Whistleblower Goes Public with Secret Recordings: ‘Government Doesn’t Want to Show the [COVID] Vaccine is Full of Sh*t’; ‘Shove’ Adverse Effect Reporting ‘Under the Mat’

      This is Project Veritas, folks, not Joe’s Shitkickin’ Patriot Megablog.

      Go see what actual government “health experts” have to say that you haven’t been hearing (in large case because they don’t have any uncensored channel to reach you).

      “You have the FDA, you have the CDC, that are both supposed to be protecting us, but they are under the government, and everything that we’ve done so far is unscientific.”

      If it doesn’t prevent transmission, it’s not a vaccine, it’s a treatment.

The vaccine may or may not be bull dust. The restrictions certainly are. Meanwhile I haven’t seen my grandkids and daughter and son in law who live in London for danged near two years. Used to see them three times a year when they either travelled here or my wife and I travelled there. Hope to see them at Christmas time this year. Old Stumbling Shuffling Senile and Slow (and not very smart) Joe may finally have done something right. Hard to believe, isn’t it?

    The “vaccines” offer some personal protection, but they are non-sterilizing, and treated individuals actually increase risk to the community, because their symptoms are suppressed and people cannot react to visible evidence of disease. That is in addition to the excess adverse events (e.g. progressive viability, inflammation) recorded in association with the treatments. Most people have either preexisting or naturally acquired immunity to the virus, and likely its mutations, and the “vaccines” do not reduce risk of death, injury, hospitalization, or transmission in the general population. So, evaluate the risk and benefits and proceed accordingly. This “pandemic” is endemic and a focused response is critical to limit excess deaths and mitigate collateral damage.

    henrybowman in reply to Comanche Voter. | September 20, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Don’t get your hopes up.
    It’s articles like this that are the bull dust, only because we know that within an average of two weeks, some judge in either Texas or Hawaii is going to say, “never mind.”

Do they define ‘fully vaccinated’? I have a friend in Canada who is fully vaxxed with AstraZeneca and was told he wasn’t considered fully vaxxed to see a show in NYC.

    henrybowman in reply to kyrrat. | September 20, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    You have to be vaxxed with the politically correct vaccination.
    That varies from country to country, because “science” varies from country to country.
    “Follow the science,” but never follow it across international frontiers. That’s a shooting offense.

Yet, they’re still keeping the land border with Canada closed to vaccinated and tested Canadians and not even reconsidering opening it until October 21.

    henrybowman in reply to Aaron. | September 20, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    I don’t believe it!
    There she goes again!
    She’s closed the border, and I can’t go anywhere!
    All my tubes and wires!
    My careful notes!
    (Good heavens, Miss Remdesivir — you’re beautiful!)

Does that mean the Biden administration will now stop at least the fully vaccinated illegals at the Mexican border until November?

Well, yippee ky yay……..
Meanwhile, OSHA is moving to destroy MY way of earning a living.

I’m willing to shed blood or lose my life to stop this. I don’t want to live under Communism……and our gov is giving China the key to America.

Ummm, those would be the carriers of COVID and its variants.

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