Last updated on 11.08.2021
United States of America Travel Requirements & Quarantine Guidelines
1. Those Passengers who transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (Peoples Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) or Vatican City (Holy See), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
– Spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the United States of America (USA). They must have a marriage certificate;
– parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
– the unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
– the child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
– passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employees immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, IV, K-1, K-2, K-3, K-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
– airline crew, if traveling to join an aircraft in the USA; or
– with one of the following visas: C-1/D,B1, H1, L visa if traveling to join an aircraft in the USA;
– merchant seamen, if traveling to join a ship in the USA; or
– with one of the following visas: C-1/D,B1, H1, L visa if traveling to join a ship in the USA; or
– engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew or other similar crew member activities;
– passengers with a DV visa issued between 1st October 2019 and 30 September 2020;
– members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
– passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
– passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
– students arriving from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland, United Kingdom;
– students with a F-1 or M-1 visa if participating in an academic program that started on 1 Augustus 2021 or later.
2. Passengers entering or transiting through the USA must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: antigen, NAAT, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA. Passengers details (e.g., name and date of birth) in the certificate must match those stated in the passport or other travel document; and the test result must specify “negative” or “not detected”. If marked “invalid” it is not accepted.
This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 2 years;
– US military personnel;
– passengers with a medical certificate with a positive COVID-19 test result. The test must be taken at most three months before departure from the first embarkation point; and
– a letter issued by a health authority stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel. The test result must specify “positive” or “detected”, if marked “invalid” it is not accepted.
3. Passengers must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure. The form can be obtained at https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/attachment-a-global-passenger-disclosure-attestation-2021-p.pdf or https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Fillable-Attestation-English-p.pdf
4. Passengers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. More information can be found at www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/healthdepartments.html
5. DV visas issued in September 2020 that expired are accepted for entry.
6. Nationals of the U.S.A. are allowed to enter with an expired passport.
-This does not apply to emergency passports which must be valid on arrival.