US Lifts Travel Restriction on Vaccines for Immigrants

The U.S. government has lifted the restriction on vaccines, making it possible for Americans to re-enter the country from abroad without a new health screening. The U.S. travel alert was issued in January 2017…

US Lifts Travel Restriction on Vaccines for Immigrants

The U.S. government has lifted the restriction on vaccines, making it possible for Americans to re-enter the country from abroad without a new health screening.

The U.S. travel alert was issued in January 2017 after then-President Barack Obama’s administration scrapped a policy of requiring foreign visitors to pass a medical screening before entering the country.

From 2017-2020, Americans visiting family members or others in the U.S. are still being asked to undergo a screening but an individual medical exemption is not required.

An FDA spokeswoman says the interim plan is temporary, and the agency will keep in effect current policies for final approval.

The health screening policy prevented some travelers, including immigrants, from getting a visa when they traveled to the U.S. due to a health condition.

The Health Advisory Committee states in a statement:

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