Holidays to Florida and New York back ON from November 8 as US border opens for vaccinated Brits after 19 months

HOLIDAYS to Florida and New York are back ON from next month as the US border opens for vaccinated Brits after 19 months.

Visits to the likes of Disneyland and Miami will be on from November 8 – if travellers can prove they are double jabbed and test negative within three days of flying.

Jet-setting Brits must also wear a mask throughout their flight and hand over a phone number and email address for contact tracing.

Confirming the news, White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz wrote on Twitter: "The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travellers to the United States will begin on Nov 8.

"This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel.

"This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent."

The US border was shut by Donald Trump in March 2020.

But on September 20, the Biden Administration announced restrictions would ease.

Under the current rules, most non-US citizens who have been in the UK and several other countries including China, Brazil and India are barred from entry.

Earlier this week, a White House source said the land border opening would happen in two phases.

Initially, vaccines will be required for "non-essential" trips – such as visiting family or tourism – though unvaccinated travellers will still be allowed into the country for "essential" journeys as they have been for the last year and a half.

A second phase beginning in early January 2022 will require all visitors to be fully vaccinated to enter the US by land, no matter the reason for their trip.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed last week the US will accept the use of Covid-19 vaccines authorized by US regulators or the World Health Organization by international visitors.

And officials said they were confident the AstraZeneca jab would be recognised despite it not being rolled out Stateside.

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