New International Air Travel Policy

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On October 25, the Biden Administration released details of its new international air travel COVID-19 policy that is stringent, consistent across the globe, and guided by public health. This new global travel system replaces the existing country-by-country restrictions, putting in place a consistent approach worldwide. As of November 8, foreign travelers to the United States who are fully vaccinated should travel with proof of their vaccination status to provide to their airline prior to departure to the United States. The CDC has determined that for the purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include those FDA approved or authorized, as well as vaccines with an emergency use listing (EUL) from the World Health Organization (WHO). Fully vaccinated air travelers will continue to be required to show documentation of a pre-departure negative viral test taken within three days of travel to the United States before boarding. That includes all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals. For further details on this new policy, please click here: