With the pandemic, travel has been sadly been incredibly difficult for many, especially if you were planning on traveling from another country. For those looking to visit the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort from abroad, the rules and regulations have made that quite difficult — almost impossible.
Well, today we have some fantastic news for international travelers. The White House will lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals effective November 8, at land borders and for air travel!
We previously reported that The White House was looking to lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated visitors coming to the U.S., and now we have an update.
White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz said on Twitter:
“The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8. This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent.”
The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8. This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent. https://t.co/uaDiVrjtqi
— Kevin Munoz (@KMunoz46) October 15, 2021
If you’re planning an upcoming trip to the Disney Parks and Resorts and Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States from outside the U.S., this news will be wonderful to hear. It should be noted that upon arrival in the United States, fully vaccinated travelers will not be subject to any quarantine mandates. They will, however, have to show proof of vaccination as well as a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure, if they are non-citizens.
Additionally, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will issue a contact tracing order that will require airlines to collect phone numbers, email addresses, and other information from travelers heading to the U.S. in order to alert travelers of potential exposure to COVID-19. Airlines will have to keep this contact tracing information for 30 days.
President Biden announced this week that The White House will be lifting restrictions at U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated foreign nationals in early November. Canada began allowing fully vaccinated U.S. visitors for non-essential travel on August 9 this year.
Unvaccinated visitors will still be unable to enter the United States from Canada or Mexico at land borders.
Forbes confirmed that:
Minutes ago, Bloomberg announced that 8 November had been confirmed as the start date for international arrivals from banned countries and the land border with Mexico and Canada. The White House is expected to make a formal statement today, Friday November, 15. The White House Assistant Press Secretary Kevin Munoz, has also confirmed the story on Twitter.
The full rules of entry are not clear yet, but it is known that this will only apply to those fully vaccinated. In addition, travelers will need to have a Covid-19 test 3 days before travel, participate in contact tracing and wear a mask on their flights.
With the borders reopening just as the 50th anniversary celebrations have begun at Walt Disney World, there has never been a better time to visit!
Are you excited to see the borders opening up? Will you be planning a trip to Disney Parks now you can travel? Let us know below!