Will the U.S. accept mixed vaccinations? What about my kids under 12 who can’t get vaccinated? Answering your questions on U.S. border travel

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If you’re planning a trip to the United States during the fourth wave, you probably have questions you haven’t been able to easily find answers to.

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From mixed vaccines to traveling with uninfected young children, we answer your #PandemicTravel questions.

I am fully vaccinated with mixed vaccines. Will I be allowed in the US?

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So you are one of the millions of Canadians who have heeded the call of the authorities and urged people to take whatever vaccine is readily available first. And for some, this meant receiving AstraZeneca as the first dose.

At this time, the US does not recognize people with mixed vaccine doses as ‘fully vaccinated’.

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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 that Canadian officials are doing everything possible to help the US and other countries recognize mixed-dose vaccines.

Currently, the US recognizes FDA-Approved Vaccines, which includes Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna and Jensen (Johnson & Johnson) and WHO-Approved Vaccines, which includes AstraZeneca. Two weeks after completing two doses of an mRNA vaccine or one dose of Johnson & Johnson, a person is considered fully vaccinated by the US

word on CDC website says, “If you do not meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you have not been fully vaccinated. Take all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.”

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

Yes, they can travel, but they have to obey all similar test requirements pre-entry, arrival, as well as 8th day test After arrival (unless the child is under 5 years old).

If a child under the age of 12 is not symptomatic and is entering the country with a fully vaccinated parent, step-parent, guardian or tutor, the child needs to be quarantined upon entry into Canada No, provided that everyone definitely meets public health requirements prescribed by the Minister of Health.

For 14 days following entry or re-admission, the child should: limit contact with others, avoid anyone over 65 or with a weakened immune system, undergo a molecular test (and if the government or public health Keep the results if the officials are asking you to contact us) to see the results), maintain contact tracing for anyone who comes across the child. Here’s a complete, detailed list of public health measures On the Government of Canada website.

Be sure to include non-vaccinated children under the age of 12 as passengers in your submission arivcan Application.

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

If you’re asking which vaccines are accepted, most cruise lines have fairly detailed information available on their websites.

Royal Caribbean, one of the largest cruise line operators, They say That it accepts vaccines fully approved or authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the US 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-shot regimen consists of only 1 mRNA dose with 1 AstraZeneca dose will not be considered vaccinated. We continue to encourage CDC and other US government officials to re-evaluate this policy.” keep.

However, the company says that mixed vaccination guests are accepted for cruises departing from ports outside the US.

of carnival cruise COVID protocol It also says, “Canadians or other international guests who have received a combination of AstraZeneca and Pfizer are deemed not to have been vaccinated by the CDC.”

Carnival has an allowance for a small number of unvaccinated guests, adding that discounts are acceptable for children, teens, and adults under the age of 12, along with medical exemptions.

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

If you are flying into Canada, you will need proof of molecular testing done within 72 hours of your scheduled departure time.

Airlines may refuse boarding to passengers who cannot or cannot provide proof of a negative molecular (PCR) test or previous positive test result for COVID-19 taken 14 to 180 days prior.

This also applies to air travelers. connecting flights, who may have to schedule a test in their transit city.

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Ivy Mack is a team editor at STAR’s breaking news desk based in Toronto. Reach him via email: [email protected]

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