New regulations on Entering to the United States for air travelers
According to the latest announcement from the U.S. government, all air travelers are subjected to the following regulations from November 8, 2021 onwards:
1. Air travelers to the US who are non-citizens and who are not immigrants will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of their vaccination status prior to flying.
Accepted vaccines include the FDA approved or authorized and WHO Emergency Use Listed vaccines.
Exemptions include children under 18 and those countries with less than a 10% total vaccination rate due to lack of vaccine availability.
2. Fully vaccinated air passengers entering the US internationally, regardless of citizenship, will continue to be required to show a negative COVID test taken within 3 days prior to boarding.
For unvaccinated air passengers, including unvaccinated U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, the rules will now require a test within 1 day of departure to the US.
Exemptions include children under 2 years old. There are also accommodations for people who have a documented recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days with respect to the testing requirement.
3. Air passengers to the US will be required to provide basic, valid contact information to airlines before boarding flights.
More information can be found on the CDC website (click here)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention