Biden FINALLY announces COVID vaccine requirement for travellers to the US will be scrapped on May 11 


The Biden administration will end a slew of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including requiring foreign travellers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, officials said on May 11.

America will scrap vaccine mandates for federal employees and international travellers next week — finally bringing the US in line with the rest of the world.

The Biden Administration announced Monday that these mandates will go by the wayside starting May 11, when the Covid-related public health emergency ends.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also announced that the requirements will be scrapped for remaining educators and federally funded health systems still subject to conditions.

'We are in a different phase of our response to Covid-19 than we were when many of these requirements were put into place,' the Biden admin said in a statement.

'These measures are no longer necessary,' it continued.

The administration had previously laid out plans to wind back the final Covid measures. 

The pandemic national emergency on April 11, with plans to end the public health declaration next week.

While the decision last month scaled back many pandemic-related policies, it was unclear whether these vaccine orders would also be included.

The measures finally align the US with the rest of the world. 

Very few countries — such as Angola and Indonesia — still require visitors to have received a Covid vaccine to gain entry.