Updated Vaccine Requirements for International Travelers

by Adrianna Romero

Updated Vaccine Requirements for International Travelers

by Adrianna Romero

by Adrianna Romero

On October 25, 2021, the White House released additional details regarding the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international travelers.  

U.S. Citizen & Lawful Permanent Resident Travelers

VaccinatedMust provide evidence of vaccination status & a negative COVID test within 3 days of travel
UnvaccinatedMust provide a negative COIVD test within 24 hours of travel  

Non-immigrant Travelers

VaccinatedMust provide evidence of vaccination status & a negative COVID test within 3 days of travel
UnvaccinatedMust provide a negative COIVD test within 24 hours of travel  & qualify for a vaccine exception listed below

Children

Under 18Exempt from vaccine requirement but must provide negative COVID test (ages 2-17)
If traveling with a vaccinated adultMust provide a negative COVID test within 3 days of travel
If traveling with unvaccinated adultMust provide a negative COVID test within 24 hours of travel

Vaccine Exceptions:

  • Children under 18
  • COVID-19 clinical trial participants
  • Those travel for emergency or humanitarian reasons (with a US government-issued letter affirming the urgent need to travel)
  • Those traveling on non-tourist visas from countries with low-vaccine availability (as determined by the CDC)

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