White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that active consultations are currently underway at the interdepartmental level.
The White House considers it premature to say whether foreigners vaccinated with Chinese or Russian drugs against coronavirus will be accepted in the United States if vaccinations become mandatory for entry into the country.
At a regular briefing for journalists, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked whether foreigners vaccinated with vaccines from Russia and China will be able to come to the United States. “This is an excellent question. We just haven’t reached the stage where the process is complete yet. When it is completed, we will provide everyone with more detailed information about what they should expect, what will be required of them, what they need,” Psaki stressed.
Touching upon the question of when this process will be completed, and a final decision will be made, she noted: “It’s hard to determine what it will be like. We will be able to give a more accurate assessment after seeing what is happening in our country and around the world. Currently, active consultations are underway at the interdepartmental level. I have no forecasts when they officially end.”
“We want the decision on the results of this process to be clear, so that it is not contradictory or confusing and that it is fair. There are some options that I’m not going to list here. Of course, the option that has already been reported is under consideration,” the official representative of the American president said. “This is one of [our] considerations, but the process is not yet complete,” she warned, answering the question of whether the White House intends to require a vaccination certificate from foreigners entering the United States.