Regional Travel Bans Rescinded
As of November 8, 2021, the U.S government has rescinded country-specific suspensions and limitations, and requirements for air travel and entry to the United States:
- Rescinding Proclamation 9984 (January 31, 2020) (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other Appropriate Measures To Address This Risk)
- Rescinding Proclamation 9992 (February 29, 2020) (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus)
- Rescinding Proclamation 10143 (January 25, 2021) (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019)
- Rescinding Proclamation 10199 (April 30, 2021) (Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019)
Additionally, The new travel guidance for nonimmigrants, noncitizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and U.S citizens is detailed below and is effective immediately.
New Requirements for Air Travel Policy
The Centers for Disease Control announced new travel requirements that go into effect November 8, 2021, for non-immigrant, non-citizen individuals traveling by air into the U.S.
Accordingly, The order states that all non-immigrant, non-citizens entering the U.S by air on or after November 8, 2021, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status before boarding a plane to the U.S.
Limited exceptions are available under the new order:
- Children under 18
- People with a medical condition preventing them from getting the vaccine
- Emergency travelers who do not have timely access to a vaccine
Please note, however, there will be very limited humanitarian exceptions granted.
Acceptable Proof of Vaccination Status for Air Travel
Proof of full vaccination status means either a paper or digital record issued by an official source that lists the following:
- Traveler’s name and date of birth
- The name of the vaccine received
- Date(s) the vaccine was administered
U.S Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents
U.S Citizens (hereinafter “USC”) and Lawful Permanent Residents (hereinafter “LPR”) who are not fully vaccinated but nonetheless eligible to travel will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test one day before the departure of their flight.
Additionally, USC and LPR who are fully vaccinated will be required to provide proof of vaccination status as well as a negative COVID-19 test three days prior to departure of their flight.
In addition, for more information and answers to frequently asked questions regarding travel to the U.S. please see https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/requirements-for-air-travelers-to-the-us.html.