Lifestyle Travel U.S. to Allow Vaccinated International Travelers to Enter the Country Starting in November Travelers coming into the United States will be required to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within three days of their departure By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 20, 2021 03:31 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Travelers head to the airport wearing masks. Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty The United States plans to ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign visitors. On Monday, White House coronavirus coordinator Jeff Zients said that vaccinated foreigners will be able to visit the country starting in November. All travelers will be required to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within three days of their departure, according to CNN. While there won't be any requirements to quarantine once inside the U.S., Zients said there will still be enhanced contact tracing in place and face masks will still be required on flights. Unvaccinated Americans traveling back into the country will need to provide a negative test within one day of departure as well, and will need to test negative again when they arrive stateside. These new changes are expected to take effect in early November, NBC News reported. Joe Biden Decries 'Ugly' Attacks on Flight Attendants, Says Fines Will Double for Mask Violators Joe Raedle/Getty Travel bans were originally put in place early last year by then-President Donald Trump. Current President Joe Biden kept the rules in effect shortly after taking office in January. E.U. and British officials previously lifted bans for travelers from the U.S. and other locations entering many of their territories in the spring, NBC News reported. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "This vaccination requirement deploys the best tool we have in our arsenal to keep people safe and prevent the spread of the virus," said Zients, per USA Today. "Vaccines continue to show that they're highly effective, including against the delta variant, and the new system allows us to implement strict protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19." The Biden administration is now looking to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to decide which vaccines qualify for entry into the country, according to The Hill. RELATED VIDEO: FDA Grants Full Approval to Pfizer's COVID Vaccine Zients also said, per NBC News, that the CDC will issue a contact tracing order that will require airlines to collect information from travelers heading into the county, such as a phone number or email address. This will allow the organization to alert travelers if they have potentially been exposed to COVID-19. Airlines will be required to keep the contact tracing information for a total 30 days, CNN said.