The United States will accept the use by international visitors of Covid-19 vaccines authorised by US regulators or the World Health Organization, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has said.
The CDC said on Friday that six vaccines that are FDA authorised/approved or listed for emergency use by WHO will be accepted for travel to the US.
The CDC said earlier in the week, it had informed airlines of the vaccines that would be accepted in order to help them prepare their systems.
It says it will soon release additional guidance and information as the travel requirements are finalised.
On September 20, the White House announced the United States in November would lift travel restrictions on air travellers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
It did not specify then which vaccines would be accepted.
Some countries had pressed the Biden administration to accept WHO-approved vaccines, since the US Food and Drug Administration authorised vaccines are not widely used in all countries.