US opens borders to vaccinated foreigners, but not with Sputnik

Since November 8, foreigners vaccinated with WHO- or US-authorities approved vaccines that have been banned from entering will be able to cross the US border. Those who were vaccinated with the Russian drug Sputnik V will not be covered by the innovation.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers people fully vaccinated after receiving a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Those who have received vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization, such as the AstraZeneca, Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccine, are also considered fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. Since the Russian vaccine Sputnik V is not on the WHO emergency list, the lifting of restrictions will not affect people who have injected this drug.

Foreigners planning to fly to the United States will need to prove they are vaccinated before boarding and present a negative coronavirus test result within three days of arrival.