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White House to Lift COVID-19 Travel Bans Effective Nov. 8, 2021

By: David W. Leopold and Anastasia Tonello

About: Immigration

Travelers will be required to show proof of vaccination

UPDATED October 15, 2021 – The White House announced that the new travel policy allowing fully vaccinated foreign visitors to travel to the United States will begin on Nov. 8, 2021.

September 20, 2021 – The White House announced today that the United States plans to lift the geographic based travel restrictions on fully vaccinated foreign visitors starting this November. This new guidance will apply to all international travel.

These new rules are expected to require foreign nationals traveling to the United States from abroad to show proof of being fully vaccinated, to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test within three days of their flight, and provide proof of a negative test result before boarding. Fully vaccinated passengers will not be subject to quarantine mandates upon arriving in the United States.

Ulmer’s Immigration Law Group is closely monitoring these developments and is prepared to support you and your organization with your business needs. Please reach out to our immigration attorneys if you have any questions.

The information provided in this client alert speaks only to the information and guidance we have available as of the date of publication and is subject to change. We will continue to follow further issued guidance and regulations and endeavor to post those updates via our website. Please continue to follow these updates at This legal update was created by Ulmer & Berne LLP, and is not intended as a substitute for professional legal advice. Receipt of this client alert, by itself, does not create an attorney client relationship. For any questions, or for further information, please contact David W. Leopold at or Anastasia Tonello at