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November 22, 2021 / ,

What You Need to Know

  • You must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States by plane if you are a non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa). Only limited exceptions apply.
  • You are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 when you travel to the United States by air. The timing of this test depends on your vaccination status and age.
  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required in indoor areas of public transportation (including airplanes) traveling into, within, or out of the United States and indoors in U.S. transportation hubs (including airports).

More information about Covid-19 is available on the CDC website. Please read all requirements carefully and be prepared to show proof of vaccination and negative test results!

The CDC also offers a handy guideline tool to check what you need to board a flight to the US.

  1. International Students should select the ‚Äúnoncitizen nonimmigrant‚ÄĚ option and select which best fits them.
  2. Guideline states you must be fully vaccinated 14 days prior to your flight if you are a nonimmigrant traveling to the USA.