International visitors who are fully inoculated against Covid-19 will be allowed to enter the US from November 8, the White House has said, as the country continues to ease its travel restrictions.

White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz confirmed on Friday that “the US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8.”

In a Twitter post, Munoz said that “this announcement and date applies both to international air and land travel,” and that the move is guided by public health recommendations.

Last month, the White House said that it would lift restrictions on air travelers from over 30 countries, including China, India, Iran, and most of Europe from early November, but it stopped short of providing a precise date. (RT)