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Anyone told within last month what vaccines the U.S. is accepting/requiring for Thais entering with recent visa?


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Still waiting for wife's final interview to get scheduled at U.S. embassy in Bangkok (submitted final documents 7 weeks ago). Seems that rules about what vaccines immigrants can/should have are in flux. Anyone have recent experience with that?

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The US has never had any covid vaccination requirements for visitors to the US, so I'm not sure what news you are talking about.  Possibly you are talking about UK requirements for vaccination of visitors and returnees?
 

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There are no vaccination requirements for visitors to the United States, and US residents traveling abroad do not need any vaccines to reenter the United States.

 -- https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/united-states

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Guessing that the OP is referring to UK vaccination requirements rather than US ones.
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3 hours ago, skatewash said:

The US has never had any covid vaccination requirements for visitors to the US, so I'm not sure what news you are talking about.  Possibly you are talking about UK requirements for vaccination of visitors and returnees?
 

 -- https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/united-states

Immigrant and visitor are different thanks to the new regime all immigrants that move to the USA “legally” have to have a covid vaccine not sure when the new command goes into affect though 

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2 minutes ago, Panadadad said:

Immigrant and visitor are different thanks to the new regime all immigrants that move to the USA “legally” have to have a covid vaccine not sure when the new command goes into affect though 

Correct, and the requirement for immigrants goes into effect on October 1.

 

"[E]ffective Oct. 1, 2021, applicants subject to the immigration medical examination must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the civil surgeon can complete an immigration medical examination"

 

https://www.uscis.gov/newsroom/alerts/covid-19-vaccination-required-for-immigration-medical-examinations

 

Regarding the OP's specific question:

 

"If a COVID-19 vaccine listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) or licensed or authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is available to the applicant in the country where the medical examination is conducted, the eligible applicant must complete the COVID-19 vaccine series in addition to all other necessary vaccines"

 

All of the vaccines currently administered in Thailand are listed for emergency use by the WHO, so there shouldn't be any issue for the OP's wife if she's been double vaccinated. Mixed vaccines aren't specifically addressed, and I don't know whether there's any policy about them.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/panel-physicians/covid-19-technical-instructions.html

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4 hours ago, skatewash said:

The US has never had any covid vaccination requirements for visitors to the US, so I'm not sure what news you are talking about.  Possibly you are talking about UK requirements for vaccination of visitors and returnees?
 

 -- https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/united-states

Apologies to the OP, I was unaware of this new requirement which takes effect Oct. 1.

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She's had two doses of the Sinovac vaccine and has pre-paid for the alleged upcoming Moderna doses. Hasn't gotten the Moderna yet (though I'm sure the Health Minister won't provide any sort of road blocks to delay their delivery). 

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