The United States has closed the entrance to Russian tourists
From November 8, only foreigners vaccinated against COVID-19 with vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO) will be able to visit the United States. This was reported by The New York Times with reference to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Thus, only visitors vaccinated with Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Serum (India) and Sinopharm (China) are allowed to enter the United States. Sputnik V and other domestic vaccines are not included in the list of approved vaccines, which means that Russian tourists are not allowed to enter America - at least until the issue of their recognition by WHO is resolved.
For visitors, vaccinated with FDA or WHO approved drugs, the entry rules from November 8 are as follows:
- At least two weeks must pass from the moment of full vaccination and before crossing the US border.
- Vaccination certificate must be presented when boarding the plane.
- Visitors have to pass the PCR test for coronavirus within three days upon arrival.