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Immigrants must prove they’re vaccinated when entering the United States

Immigrants looking to enter America will need to furnish proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency will soon require applicants to submit to a medical exam that will prove their full vaccination.

This update goes into effect Oct. 1 and is happening just in time for the thousands of Afghan refugees looking to settle in the United States.


The requirement is being added to a policy that already exists where applicants prove they don’t have any conditions that would make them inadmissible.

Immigrants will need to prove to the physicians that serve as civil surgeons they’re vaccinated before they perform a medical exam.

Civil surgeons have the ability to waive the requirement if the immigrants aren’t old enough for a vaccine or it would delay them from being able to get it.



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