Covid19 : U.S. working on new rules for International visitors
The Biden administration is considering requiring vaccinations against Covid-19 and contact tracing of international visitors after the U.S. restructures current broad restrictions that forbid many foreigners from travelling to the U.S., a White House adviser said. The system will include a prominent role for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We are exploring vaccination requirements for foreign nationals traveling to the United States,” Jeffrey Zients said, “we will also be putting in place contact tracing to enable CDC to follow up with inbound international travellers and those around them if someone has potentially been exposed to Covid-19.”
According to Axios, convincing PM Modi to resume vaccine supply, is an important part of the Biden administration’s strategy to control the international spread of the virus.
According to the report, the Biden administration is planning to offer a higher-profile role for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the COVID-19 global summit in New York if he agrees to release vaccines soon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit the US later this month to participate along with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan and US President Joseph Biden, in the Leaders’ Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework.