The US is catching up with other countries in the abolition of anti-COVID measures

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From May 12, the United States will lift the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for those arriving in the country. This is due to the expiration of the state of emergency in the United States due to the covid pandemic. The US administration announced the cancellation of the requirement for mandatory vaccination against coronavirus for foreign citizens arriving in the country on May 12. The public health emergency introduced in connection with Coronavirus, and with it the requirement for mandatory COVID vaccination to enter the countryA corresponding message appeared on the CDC web portal – the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, ceased to be effective as of 00:01 ET on May 12, 2023.
This means that as of 00:01 EDT on May 12, 2023, non-U.S. non-immigrant air passengers will no longer need to show evidence of being fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine in order to be allowed on a flight to the United States. . A notice to end this requirement for foreign air passengers will be published in the Official Journal of the US Government later today. However, the document itself is now available. “We are announcing that the administration will end the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal employees, federal contract workers, and international air travelers arriving after May 11,” the White House said in a statement. began to require from foreigners entering the country a certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 from November 2021. At the same time, only certificates of vaccination with vaccines approved by the US medical regulator or WHO were accepted. In April 2023, US President Joe Biden lifted the state of emergency in the country introduced in 2020 due to COVID-19. May 5 World Organization Health Department announced that COVID-19 is no longer a cause for an international public health emergency. Nevertheless, WHO member countries are recommended to continue to follow temporary instructions in the field of combating covid until the end of 2025.

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