Will the United States Accept Mixed Vaccines? What about my children under 12 who cannot get vaccinated? Answering your questions about travel across the US border.

If you are planning a trip to the United States during the fourth wave, you probably have questions that you have not been able to easily find answers to.

From mixed vaccinations to traveling with unvaccinated young children, we answer your urgent questions about #PandemicTravel.

I am fully vaccinated with mixed vaccines. Will they allow me to enter the US?

So, you are one of the millions of Canadians who heard the call from officials urging people to take the vaccine that was available first. And for some, this meant receiving AstraZeneca as the first dose.

At this time, the US does not recognize people with mixed doses of vaccines as “fully vaccinated.”

The CDC is expected to provide a more concise definition of a fully vaccinated traveler in the coming weeks before land border restrictions are lifted in November. Canada’s top doctor has said Canadian officials are doing everything they can to get the US and other countries to recognize mixed-dose vaccines.

Currently, the US Recognizes FDA Approved Vaccines, which include Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) and WHO-approved vaccines, which include AstraZeneca. Two weeks after having completed two doses of an mRNA vaccine or one dose from Johnson & Johnson, USA, a person is considered fully vaccinated.

Drafting in the The CDC website says, “If you do not meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated. “

I have children under 12 who cannot get vaccinated. Will they be allowed to travel?

Yes, they can travel, but they will be asked to follow all same test requirements for pre-entry, arrival, as well as test on the eighth day after arrival (unless the child is under 5 years old).

If the child under the age of 12 is symptom-free and is entering the country with fully vaccinated parents, stepparents, guardians, or guardians, the child is not required to be quarantined when entering Canada, as long as they all meet certain requirements. public health requirements presented by the Minister of Health.

During the 14 days following entry or re-entry, the child must: limit contact with other people, avoid anyone over 65 or with compromised immune systems, perform a molecular test (and retain the results in case a public health or government official contact you to inquire to see the results), keep track of any person who has found the child. Here is a more complete and detailed description. list of public health measures on the Government of Canada website.

Be sure to include unvaccinated children under the age of 12 as travelers in your presentation at the ArriveCAN app.

I’m going on a cruise soon, but I’m not sure what the rules are.

If you ask what vaccines are accepted, most cruise lines have fairly detailed information available on their websites.

Royal Caribbean, one of the largest cruise line operators, He says that accepts vaccines that are fully approved or licensed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The cruise line also warns that “mixed vaccines may not be accepted at all ports of call.”

The company adds: “Guests whose two-injection regimen consists of only 1 dose of mRNA with 1 dose of AstraZeneca will not be considered vaccinated. We continue to encourage the CDC and other US government officials to reevaluate this policy. “

However, the company says that for cruises departing from ports outside of the US, passengers with mixed vaccines are accepted.

Carnival cruises COVID protocols It also states: “Canadian or other international guests who received a combination of AstraZeneca and Pfizer are considered unvaccinated by the CDC.”

Carnival allows a small number of unvaccinated guests, and says the exemptions are acceptable for children under 12, teens and adults with medical exemptions.

According to the Government of Canada site, if you are arriving by car, bus, boat, ferry, or train from the United States, must take a molecular test in the U.S. within 72 hours of the day you plan to enter Canada.

If you are flying to Canada, you need proof of a molecular test performed within 72 hours of your scheduled departure time.

Airlines can and will deny boarding to travelers who are unable or unwilling to provide a negative molecular test (PCR) or a test of a previous positive result for COVID-19 taken between 14 and 180 days before.

This also applies to air travelers in connecting flights, you may have to schedule tests in your city of transit.

Questions about traveling during the pandemic? The star is new The #PandemicTravel series will find the answers. You can send your questions to [email protected]


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