Policy update on vaccination against COVID-19 for USA travellers.

Following the recommendation and guidance of the World Health Organization, that vaccination reduces the risk of serious illness and helps prevent the spread of COVID-19; along with updated entry requirements for travel, EF High School Exchange Year now requires students traveling on an exchange be fully vaccinated at the time of departure. This requirement is in effect as of December 1st 2021.


As local and global policies continue to evolve, this decision will ensure a smoother exchange experience for students and provide an additional layer of protection to all participants and communities in which students live.


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