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Biden Administration Says Sputnik Vaccine Won’t Count for International Travelers Hoping to Visit America


The Biden administration has released additional details on its plan to require international travelers to prove that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, issuing a presidential proclamation on Monday that outlines the process.

According to senior administration officials, almost all non-citizen visitors traveling to the United States by air after November 8 will be required to provide proof of vaccination status to airline officials prior to boarding a flight—although some vaccines, including Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine and others that have not been approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization, won’t qualify.

“Vaccines will be accepted that include the FDA-approved or authorized vaccines, and the World Health Organization’s list of emergency use listings,” a senior administration official told reporters in a briefing ahead of the policy’s announcement.

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