International Travel Is Back Open
After more than a year the international travel ban was lifted in the US Monday morning. This means travelers from 33 different countries crossing the United States land borders with Canada and Mexico are now allowed again.
Even though international travel is back open there are still a few COVID-29 rules you must follow. If you want to enter the United States you must show your vaccination status.
These new rules do not apply to United States citizens though all United States citizens re entering the United States must provide a negative COVID-19 test if you are unvaccinated then that test must happen within one day of your travel plans,
For all international travelers coming here by plane travelers must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Your plans must happen at least two weeks after your final dose of an approved or authorized vaccine from either FDA or World Health Organization.
Travelers must be coming from foreign nations that are either one of the 26 Schengen nations in Europe, China, India, South Africa, Iran, Brazil, or Ireland.
In addition to the vaccination proof, all travelers coming into the United States must show a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test within 3 days of travel. Travelers also need to provide contact info incase of an outbreak.
There are some vaccine exemptions for certain air travelers the CDC says if you’re under the age of 18 you do not need to show a vaccine but you do need to show a negative COVID-19 test within 3 days of travel.
If you have a medical exemption, entering with a VISA or a country with limited vaccination availability you also don’t need to prove vaccination status.
If you’re traveling through a land border for non essential purposes you are required to prove you’re vaccinated against COVID-19. No negative test is required.