The US will be reopening its borders to vaccinated foreign visitors on November 8, the White House said. This concerns visitors arriving at the country’s Land border by road or flight according to State Department Spokesperson Ned Price.
That means all non-US airline passengers will have to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of negative test. The White House earlier said it was going to end restrictions on air travel from some 30 countries.
The US Government has barred non-essential travellers from more than 30 countries from entering the country since March 2020. Its November 8 restriction lift now allows foreign vaccinated nationals against COVID-19. They can move across ferry crossings and its borders from Mexico and Canada.
Within the US, Google is requiring all of its employees to be vaccinated before heading back to any physical offices and stores. This is due to the reoccurrence of the coronavirus in the United States and other countries.
Different variants of the virus are around, such as the Delta variant. This is a precautionary motive by Google for safety at work. CEO Sundar Pichai made this announcement in a letter collected by the New York Times.
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The company is also pushing back employee resumption to the office to October and not September. Google is the first major Technology company requiring its employees to get vaccinations before resuming fully to the offices.
Even the Biden Administration is now requiring all federal workers to get a vaccination or repeat COVID-19 testing when they come to the offices.
Some states in the United States are now reinstating face mask-wearing, even for those who fully completed their vaccination.
Hours after Google made its vaccination remark, Facebook did the same requiring its own staff in the U.S to have the vaccination before resuming to the offices in October.
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