End of the obligation to vaccinate against Covid-19 to enter the United States

It will soon be less restrictive to go across the Atlantic. The United States will indeed lift the obligation to be vaccinated against Covid-19 on the evening of May 11, which concerns federal civil servants and international travelers arriving by air, the White House announced on Monday.

This lifting of the vaccination obligation corresponds to the end of the state of health emergency declared by Washington in January 2020.

270 million Americans have received at least one dose

Since January 2021, that is to say since the inauguration of President Joe Biden, “deaths due to Covid-19 have fallen by 95% and hospitalizations by almost 91%”, explains the American executive in a press release. . He adds that by the time 270 million Americans have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, “we are no longer in the same phase of pandemic response as when these obligations were put in place. in place. »

The measures taken to contain the Covid-19 pandemic and in particular the vaccination obligation have given rise to fierce political debates in the United States. The country is also the one that has paid the heaviest price for the pandemic, with more than a million deaths.

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