Do I need to get a COVID-19 test before traveling to the United States?
All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before they board a flight to the United States.
Are foreign nationals exempted from COVID-19 travel restrictions outlined in the Presidential proclamations?
The CDC order does not replace the Presidential proclamations. Therefore, a negative test result for COVID-19 or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight does not exempt a foreign national from the travel restrictions outlined in the Presidential proclamations.
What happens if I don’t take a test and want to travel to the US?
Air passengers traveling to the US are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers before boarding.
Can I travel internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic if I am fully vaccinated?
Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. However, international travel poses additional risks, and even fully vaccinated travelers might be at increased risk for getting and possibly spreading some COVID-19 variants.
Do fully vaccinated travelers need a COVID-19 test before travelling?
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get a SARS-CoV-2 viral test before or after domestic travel, unless testing is required by local, state, or territorial health authorities.
How soon should I get a COVID-19 test before travelling?
If your planned itinerary has you arriving via one or more connecting flights, your test can be taken within the 3 days before the departure of the first flight.
Do you have to have the Covid vaccine to fly?
You don’t have to be fully vaccinated to fly within the United States. States currently accept negative diagnostic tests as an alternative to proof of vaccine. However, many nations require proof of vaccination to waive a mandatory quarantine and participate in certain indoor activities.
Can fully vaccinated people travel?
But the best thing to do if you’re planning to travel is to make sure that every person in your travel party who is eligible is fully vaccinated, including all adults, Lipps says. The CDC recommends that you delay travel until you are fully vaccinated.