The United States will accept the entry of foreigners through immunizations

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The United States will accept the entry of foreigners through immunizations, including a combination of vaccines against CoV 19.

Since November 8, the country has changed its entry rules. It requires a complete regimen but will accept a mixture of doses as long as they are approved by the WHO.

The United States will accept as of November 8 the entry of travelers immunized against covid-19 with a mixture of doses of different types of vaccines, provided they have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

This is confirmed by the latest update from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which further confirms that immunizations will only be accepted with types of vaccines that the WHO has approved. Approved

"People who have a combination of two (different) doses of the double-dose vaccine that has been cleared by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) or are on the WHO's emergency use list should be vaccinated. With the complete guideline," a CDC spokeswoman told EFE this Saturday.

Although the CDC does not recommend combining vaccine types in the primary series, we recognize that it is increasingly common in other countries, so it should be accepted for interpretation of vaccination tests," added the source.

The White House announced this Friday that on November 8, it would open its air and land borders to international travelers vaccinated with the complete guideline against covid-19, including those from those countries that have been subject to entry restrictions for more than a year, like Spain or Brazil.

The latest CDC update in this regard, published on its website late on Friday, emphasizes that "for purposes of entry into the United States, accepted vaccines will include those authorized or approved by the FDA or that are on the list of WHO emergency use."

So far, the WHO has licensed the three FDA-approved vaccines - those from Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen (from Johnson & Johnson) -; and has listed two versions of the AstraZeneca vaccine, in addition to the Sinopharm and Sinovac sera.

The list does not include vaccines such as the Russian Sputnik V and the Chinese Cane Sino, which are administered in countries such as Mexico. That is why this week, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called on the WHO to speed up the process of adding these serums to its emergency list. "The WHO must work with reason without ideological tendencies," said Lopez Obrador, who considered allowing "common sense" drugs that "helped and did no harm."

The White House also announced this week that it would reopen land borders with Mexico and Canada, which have been closed for unnecessary travel since March 2020, the spread of epidemics and still President Donald Trump. The plan to open these land borders will consist of two phases. The first will take effect on November 8 and will require proof of vaccination for trips that are considered "unnecessary" such as tourism or trips. The second will be in January 2022. Proof of vaccination will be mandatory for all passengers, including truck drivers, who will have time to get vaccinated before the requirement is implemented.

The lifting of sanctions also benefits international travelers who have been vaccinated and are flying from countries subject to travel restrictions due to epidemics. The list includes 26 European states in the Schengen Area and the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, China, Iran, India, and South Africa.