Air Travel Toolkit for Airline Partners

 Air Travel Toolkit for Airline Partners

Subject: Travel Requirements to enter the U.S. by air


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On October 25, CDC issued several Orders affecting air travel to the United States from foreign countries, in accordance with the President’s Proclamationexternal icon. The new travel policies are effective November 8, 2021.

COVID-19 testing requirements are changing for ALL air passengers. Passengers 2 years of age or older who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must show a negative COVID-19 viral test conducted on a sample taken no more than 1 day before boarding their flight. Fully vaccinated passengers must show a negative COVID-19 viral test conducted on a sample taken no more than 3 days before boarding their flight, and they must show proof they have been fully vaccinated according to CDC requirements to qualify for the 3-day window. For more information about this requirement, see Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19.

There are also proof of vaccination requirements for non-U.S. citizens, non-U.S. immigrants traveling to the United States by air. For more information about this requirement and a list of exceptions, please see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Additionally, all air passengers to the United States will also be required to provide contact information to airlines within 72 hours before boarding a flight to the United States.

CDC released a Travel Requirements Quiz to help you determine whether you are eligible to fly to the United States based on your citizenship and vaccination status. Before you travel internationally, find out how these changes impact your travel plans. To learn more about CDC’s new Orders and travel requirements, visit International Travel.

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