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U.S. Entry Policy Update: The United States reopened on November 8 to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Beginning November 8, all non-U.S. citizens who are non-immigrants and seeking to enter the United States by air will be required to:

  • Be fully vaccinated before boarding a flight to the United States; unless you meet the criteria for an exception.
  • Show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19. The timing of this test depends on your vaccination status and age.

Please refer to the U.S. CDC website for further details and guidance on the new requirement:

Are You Fully Vaccinated for Air Travel to the United States? 

You are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks (14 days) after an accepted single-dose vaccine
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after your second dose of an accepted 2-dose series
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after you received the full series of an active (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after you received 2 doses of any “mix-and-match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines administered at least 17 days apart*

If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

If you have a medical condition that weakens your immune system or are taking medication that weakens your immune system, you might NOT be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions.


Click here for more travel information from the U.S. State Department.