*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded. Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Order, which took effect November 8, 2021, requiring all non-immigrant, non-citizen air travelers to the United States to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States, remains in effect.
This order does not affect U.S. Embassy visa application procedures or standards for U.S. visa issuance.
This order does not affect immigrant visa holders.
Travelers must provide proof of vaccination as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prior to boarding a U.S. bound aircraft. Information on accepted COVID-19 vaccines, acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination, the definition of fully vaccinated, and limited exemptions can be found on the following web pages:
To find out how these policies will affect you, please review the following travel assessment: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel/travel-assessment/index.html
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions on Vaccinations and COVID Testing: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/covid-19-faqs-for-travel-to-the-us-information.html
Categories of noncitizen nonimmigrants that meet the criteria for an exception include:
- Children under 18 years of age
- Persons on diplomatic or official foreign government travel
Additional excepted categories can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/order-safe-travel/technical-instructions.html#anchor_1635183089047