(WLAX/WEUX) – Today, the United States will lift a travel ban on international visitors that was put in place early in the pandemic. The ban lasted for nineteen months and affected people from more than thirty countries. New rules will require international visitors to show proof of vaccination and a recent negative COVID test.
Exceptions include travelers under the age of eighteen, and people traveling from countries with limited vaccine availability. The ban was first put in place by the Trump administration. Earlier this year, President Biden broadened it to include more countries. Travelers from the United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Brazil, and China were among those affected by the ban.