The Biden administration is developing a plan to mandate vaccinations for nearly all foreign visitors to the United States but there will be some exceptions.
The news comes after numerous calls for the administration for lifting some travel restrictions to the U.S. and administration officials were reportedly considering it before the Delta variant began surging through the country.
An announcement is not imminent due to details of the plan still being worked out. However, there are no plans to change the current travel restrictions due to the Delta variant.
Reuters was first to report the story.
The U.S. currently bars entry for non-citizens who have been in the U.K., European Union nations, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran, or Brazil within the last 14 days. It is not yet clear when those travel restrictions will be lifted.
The Delta variant is more transmissible and is spreading across the United States and around the world. U.S. officials are currently working on a plan that is both a consistent and safe international travel policy.
This story has been updated with more information.