The Biden administration announced last Friday (Oct. 15) that fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed to enter the U.S. beginning Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. This means that the ban on Schengen travelers entering the country, which has been in place since March 2020, will be lifted and replaced with a new system that requires proof of vaccination. Business travelers will no longer have to apply for a National Interest Exception (NIE) to enter the United States.
At this point, it can be assumed that the Biden administration will follow CDC guidelines on who is considered vaccinated. The CDC provides that those who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer/Biontech, and Johnson & Johnson) and a WHO-approved vaccine (Astrazeneca, Sinopharm, and Sinovac) may enter the United States. In addition, CDC provides that individuals who have been cross-vaccinated are also eligible for entry.
Following lacks written guidance on how the Bidens administration will implement this new directive. There are still unanswered questions, particularly about who qualifies for an exemption. In addition, there could be delays in implementation. Therefore, we recommend that business travelers continue to apply for an NIE exemption until the new system is in place. In addition, travelers from Europe to the U.S. who use an NIE exemption and are not vaccinated should note that once the travel ban is lifted, they will not be allowed to enter the U.S. unless they are fully vaccinated.
The White House announced:
The U.S. will allow travelers vaccinated against the coronavirus back into the country starting Nov. 8. "The new U.S. travel regime requiring vaccination for foreign travelers will begin Nov. 8," a White House spokesman told Titter on Friday. Travelers will be required to show a negative Corona test in addition to a vaccination before departure.
Current regulations prohibit entry for those who have been in the Schengen area, Ireland or the United Kingdom in the previous 14 days. Entry bans also apply to China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Iran. Not affected are U.S. citizens, people with a permanent residence permit - a so-called green card - and holders of certain visas with an exemption.
Your DVKG Team
The Pakistan Consulate announced
In addition to the company invitation, an E-Business Letter is required. The E-Business Letter is initiated by the inviting company in Pakistan via the following homepage.
Your DVKG Team
The Visa Center has just received an urgent notice from the Consulate that applicants must now provide proof of vaccination to apply for a China visa. In addition, the proof of vaccination must be 14 days old. Applicants under 12 years of age do not need to submit proof of vaccination.
Vaccinated Applicants :
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Your DVKG Team
You can easily check if you need a UK visa on the UK government website.
If you need a visa, we will be happy to assist you with the application process.