President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy
Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.
U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are eligible to travel but are not fully vaccinated will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test one (1) day before their flight. U.S citizens and LPRs who are fully vaccinated will need to present airlines with proof of vaccination and of a negative COVID-19 test three (3) days before their flight.
Exceptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis. Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for an exception. Please visit the CDC webpages for more information about exceptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.
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Please see below for more resources regarding the new travel requirements:
- A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic;
- Vaccine Order;
- CDC Press Release: CDC Issues Orders Operationalizing the President’s Safer, More Stringent International Travel System;
- Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test Result or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Airline Passengers Arriving into the United States;
- Aircraft Operators/Airlines/Crew FAQs Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19;
- Order: Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic;
- Technical Instructions for Implementing Presidential Proclamation Advancing Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic and CDC’s Order;
- Aircraft Operators/Airlines/Crew FAQs Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Non-U.S. citizen Air Passengers who Are Nonimmigrants Traveling to the United States;
- Order: Requirement for Airlines and Operators to Collect Contact Information for All Passengers Arriving into the United States.
CDC Travel Information:
- Travel | CDC
- International Travel | CDC
- Non-U.S. citizen, Non-U.S. immigrants: Air Travel to the United States | CDC
- Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 | CDC.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor the CDC website for the latest guidance regarding testing requirements.
- Check with your air carriers or travel representative prior to departure for the United States.
- Check COVID-19 Country Specific Information pages for updated information on COVID-19 related to the availability of testing.
- Visit travel.state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- Click here for our Travel to the U.S. FAQs.
- U.S. Consulate General Auckland, Level 3, Citigroup Building, 23 Customs Street East, Auckland 1010.
- Contact information: +64 09 303 2724, AucklandACS@state.gov.
- State Department Consular Affairs: +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts
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