The United States is poised to recognise the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for visitors when it changes its travel rules, the country’s chief coronavirus adviser has said.
Dr Anthony Fauci, who heads the US response, said he anticipated that it would be accepted among travellers despite not being used on the country’s own citizens. “Given we have a substantial amount of information on the AZ vaccine . . . I would predict it would not be a problem,” he said.
For more than 18 months there have been heavy restrictions on leisure travel to and from the US but this week it was announced that from November the country would accept tourists who can prove that they are vaccinated and have provided a negative test.