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U.S. Scraps COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for International Visitors as Public Health Emergency Ends

HeadlineMay 12, 2023

International travelers arriving in the United States will no longer have to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. The requirement was lifted as the U.S. government on Thursday formally ended its public health emergency in response to the pandemic. Last week, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency. COVID-19 has killed more than 1.1 million people around the U.S., though that’s widely believed to be a significant undercount. Globally, there have been nearly 7 million officially reported deaths. The true death toll is unknown, but the U.N. estimates at least 20 million.

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