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The United States will lift travel restrictions Nov. 8 for fully vaccinated overseas visitors — including those from more than two dozen nations who have been barred from entering the country since the start of the pandemic.

Under the new policy, foreign travelers will need to show proof of both vaccination and a recent negative coronavirus test before boarding a flight. Those traveling by land will not need to provide a negative test.

The move comes three days after the White House announced late Tuesday that it would ease pandemic-related restrictions on overland border crossings from Canada and Mexico.

Here’s what to know

  • An advisory panel is recommending that the Food and Drug Administration should authorize a Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine booster shot for people 18 and older.
  • The federal government has pledged $100 million in funding to help areas with relatively few medical professionals attract and keep clinicians.
  • Italy on Friday began enforcing one of the world’s most stringent workplace vaccination rules.
  • Consumer spending grew unexpectedly in September, even as the recovery became rocky and supply chain and labor market pressures drove up prices, according to data released Friday by the Census Bureau.
  • A costume shortage may put a dent in Halloween plans.