United States Ends Travel Bans, Requires Vaccination

United States Ends Travel Bans, Requires Vaccination

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The Biden administration has revealed that the United States will finally be ending its nonsensical travel bans, instead replacing them with a new vaccination requirement for foreign visitors. Furthermore, unvaccinated Americans who are traveling internationally will be required to undergo more testing. Let’s go over the details.

United States will end blanket travel bans

The United States’ current travel bans will be coming to an end as of early November 2021, instead replaced by a system that requires visitors to be vaccinated.

For context, dating back as far as the spring of 2020, the United States has had a variety of travel bans in place during the pandemic, preventing non-Americans from entering the country if they’ve been in certain foreign countries in the past 14 days. We’ve seen bans against BrazilChinaIndiathe Schengen ZoneSouth Africa, and the United Kingdom, among other countries. These blanket bans will be no more starting in a few weeks.

There had been reports several weeks back of the United States working on a new system for allowing in foreigners, based on vaccination status rather than what countries they’ve been in. Unfortunately this has been rolled out at a ridiculously slow pace, though I guess better late than never.

Vaccinated travelers will be allowed in the United States

United States will require visitors to be vaccinated

Replacing the current travel bans, the United States will instead require visitors to be vaccinated. The news came this morning from White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, and the policy is expected to take effect as of early November 2021 (though we don’t have an exact date yet). As before, all travelers will need to provide a negative coronavirus test result, taken within three days of travel to the United States. There will be no need to quarantine on arrival.

It remains to be seen which vaccinates will be considered eligible for these purposes (for example, the AstraZeneca vaccine has been widely given in Europe, but isn’t approved in the United States). It’s expected that children will be exempt from this policy, but it’s not known yet what the cutoff age is for that, and if children will just need a standard coronavirus test, or what. As we learn more I’ll be sure to update this post.

Visitors to the United States will have to be vaccinated

Unvaccinated Americans will have to double test

There are also some changes with travel rules for unvaccinated Americans. Currently Americans can always enter the United States as long as they get a coronavirus test within three days of return travel to the country. That will be changing. Unvaccinated Americans:

  • Will need to test within a day of returning to the United States, rather than within three days
  • Will need to test again after returning to the United States

The exact details of these new requirements remain to be seen, especially surrounding the testing on arrival. Presumably this wouldn’t happen at the airport, but rather people would have some amount of time to get tested on their own (whether or not that’s using the honor system remains to be seen).

This creates a big incentive for international travelers from the United States to get vaccinated.

Unvaccinated Americans will need to double test for travel

This should have happened a long time ago

Frankly I’ve been incredibly disappointed by President Biden’s lack of actions on these travel bans. Biden always promised he’d “follow the science,” and there’s simply no denying that these outdated travel bans that do nothing to account for actual risk haven’t in any way followed the science.

The restrictions haven’t been based on the epidemiological situation in a country, but rather have been based on identifying places that had a bad outbreak at one point, but then the bans were never revisited.

Determining eligibility to enter the United States based on vaccination status makes a lot more sense. Being vaccinated significantly reduces your risk of hospitalization and death, and it’s also believed to reduce your risk of getting coronavirus. Wanting people to be vaccinated makes a lot more sense than a blanket ban based on where someone is coming from.

I think it’s also important to recognize that travel bans go way beyond tourism. You have all kinds of important things that have been lost due to these bans — you have people in long distance relationships, babies have been born, people have died, etc.

Travel bans should have been eliminated a long time ago

Bottom line

The United States is changing its travel restrictions, eliminating the current blanket travel bans that are in place. Instead, the United States will welcome vaccinated travelers from around the world as of early November 2021. Furthermore, unvaccinated Americans will need to double test when returning to the United States, including getting a test within a day of travel.

It’s fantastic to see these travel bans finally ending. This is oh-so-overdue.

What do you make of the US eliminating its current travel bans?

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  1. Soggy Dollar

    I was hoping for the elimination of the testing requirement for the fully vaccinated. The testing requirement effectively makes it almost impossible to freely travel for day trips or short overnight trips from a US territory to a foreign country or territory. Think of those near borders of Canada or Mexico, or in the USVI, where travel back and forth to a foreign country or territory is very common and not only vital to economic...

    I was hoping for the elimination of the testing requirement for the fully vaccinated. The testing requirement effectively makes it almost impossible to freely travel for day trips or short overnight trips from a US territory to a foreign country or territory. Think of those near borders of Canada or Mexico, or in the USVI, where travel back and forth to a foreign country or territory is very common and not only vital to economic well-being of those that live in those areas, but also generates significant tourism. The testing requirement continues to hinder the return of much of this type of travel.

  2. BSB

    If you’re disappointed in Biden, try living in Australia. It’s illegal for our own citizens to leave the country. There’s always someone who’s got it worse.

  3. efembe

    I had to defer my trip to the States last November, and in March this year hopefully replanned it for 30th October.....am I going to miss it by 1 day where the air fares have now rocketed?

  4. Darren C

    So, I will still be required to buy an unverifiable (fake) negative Covid test in a foreign country to return to the US, even though I have received both Pfizer jabs? This is insane!

    The US should allow US citizens with proof of full vaccination to skip the fake tests. Tests do not reduce the acquisition, transmission, or severity of Covid but vaccines do.

    Foreign countries sell guaranteed Negative Covid tests to anyone who...

    So, I will still be required to buy an unverifiable (fake) negative Covid test in a foreign country to return to the US, even though I have received both Pfizer jabs? This is insane!

    The US should allow US citizens with proof of full vaccination to skip the fake tests. Tests do not reduce the acquisition, transmission, or severity of Covid but vaccines do.

    Foreign countries sell guaranteed Negative Covid tests to anyone who wants to buy them. The US has no interest in or way to verify the accuracy of these useless tests.

  5. Alan

    Nonsensical travel bans to be replaced by requiring non sterilizing vaccines. What the $#&$ is going on? The vaccines do not prevent infection so what difference does it make if one is vaccinated. And natural immunity which studies have shown is much better is not an even an option. The government needs some real scientists to make policies

    1. Never In Doubt

      Alan, this is to f*ck with the unvaccinated morons.

      Which I endorse!

    2. A real scientist

      The vaccines do prevent infections. They don't prevent ALL infections. Vaccines significantly reduce transmission. They don't eliminate it. And the travel bans aren't being replaced by a vaccine requirement....they are being replaced by a testing requirement supported by vaccine requirements.

      Natural immunity should be considered - but the "best" protection is natural immunity + vaccination. So yeah, vaccine certainly do make a difference.

  6. Brian

    It is so sad that Lucky continues to ignore the mounting evidence showing unnecessary death and permanent injury related to the Covid jab. My father died after his second Pfizer jab, which his Dr. recommended despite him recovering from Covid. A world of travel that ignores natural immunity and embraces dangerous protocols is not one I will partake of, nor will millions of others I suspect.

    1. Alan

      There are still plenty of doctors in the US who appear to have forgotten their basic medical studies.

    2. Never In Doubt

      More room for me on the plane! Thanks!

    3. Bob

      Sorry for your loss, "Brian" but there's no such evidence. The vaccines are overwhelmingly shown to be safe and with minimal side effects.

      Anti-vaxxers out in force here. That's sad.

  7. Victoria M

    We returned from Italy, are fully vaccinated and took a Covid test within 72 hours of our departure from Milan…NO ONE asked to see actual documentation in Milan, or at JFK…..
    I was kind of shocked…..

  8. Austin

    Upon returning from Ireland about a month ago my 2 year old was required to have a negative test to enter the US so I would expect foreign nationals to have to test at 2 and above as well. It seems the US has taken a hard stance when it comes to COVID at 2 years old.

  9. gmb

    Stop talking about the "science" behind vaccines until you understand natural immunity.

  10. Mohsan

    I am curious if US will accept Chinese vaccines, sinopharm etc .
    In my opinion any WHO approved vaccine should be acceptable...

  11. Jake

    Any news on whether or not this is for all unvaccinated travelers or just adults? Curious to know how the new rule will impact our kids who are currently ineligible to receive the vaccine.

  12. Jordan

    This creates a big incentive for international travelers from the United States to get vaccinated.

    Sorry, but it does not.

    1. Never In Doubt

      Wasn’t intended to.

      Current unvaccinated adults are morons beyond reasoning with.

    2. UA-NYC

      With any luck, they will leave and realize it's too difficult to get back in, so they go elsewhere...anywhere that will have em.

    3. gmb

      morons are the sheep slurping up the constantly changing dictates from their establishment masters

    4. Never In Doubt

      gmb, unvaccinated moron identified.

  13. Todd

    Canadians have only needed a negative test to enter the US. However, if these new rules are applied across the board and one must show proof of vaccination, I wonder if those of us with mixed vaccinations will be allowed in? There is a very large percentage of 50-60 y/o Canadians with a AZ/mRNA combo.

  14. Mak

    Although these travel bans had horribly harsh consequences of preventing people from seeing their families, getting educated, earning a living, going to a loved one's wedding or funeral, etc., at least they prevented Covid from entering the USA!

  15. DiscoPapa

    I’m curious as to the science-based approach for moving up the testing requirements for unvaxxed Americans from 3 days to 1 day before departure. Is a test 3 days before an activity no longer relevant, or is it just air travel? Have they seen significant amount of cases from people who tested negative at 3 days, but then had covid? Does science say a test at 1 day before departure and then 24 hours later is going to be more effective?

    1. Never In Doubt

      I chalk it up entirely to “let’s make the unvaccinated morons lives more difficult”.

      Which I find amusing!

  16. Greg

    For vaccinated US citizens, this seems to just add extra restriction (since it doesn't seem like 3 day requirement is going away, and now we have to carry around that flimsy CDC card to foreign travels and hope it's not lost or damaged to show for return flight).

    How is this any better or incentive for a US citizen to get vaccinated. Might as well just do the 1 day in advance antigen 10 minute...

    For vaccinated US citizens, this seems to just add extra restriction (since it doesn't seem like 3 day requirement is going away, and now we have to carry around that flimsy CDC card to foreign travels and hope it's not lost or damaged to show for return flight).

    How is this any better or incentive for a US citizen to get vaccinated. Might as well just do the 1 day in advance antigen 10 minute test and not carry around the CDC card. The post-arrival test will obviously not be enforced we all know that.

    1. Never In Doubt

      Are you complaining about having to carry your vaccine card?

      Or are you a fool in some other way I’m unable to guess right now?

    2. Greg

      I'm complaining about having to carry a card which can easily get lost or damaged abroad, and while you're abroad it is totally irreplaceable (unlike a lost passport which a US embassy can replace).

      So yes. This new rule adds an onerous requirement on the vaccinated US citizens about always being careful about the card, making sure it's not damaged if it's raining or lost in baggage etc.

    3. Bob

      I - and countless other travelers - have carried a flimsy yellow WHO-recognized International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever and other travel-required vaccination for decades. I'd love a widely recognized international electronic vaccine record as much as anyone. But the "I have to carry a paper card" isn't as big of a deal as you want it to be.

    4. Greg

      The flimsy yellow vax card is replaceable, even if you lose it during travels it is a universally recognizable card that you can get.

      If you lose your CDC card, it can't be replaced abroad no matter what. So now you're stuck. Pictures on phones and copies don't work in satisfying documentation check requirements

    5. Never In Doubt

      Greg,

      A little piece of paper you might lose.

      Your perseverance in the face of such an onerous requirement is an inspiration to us all.

    6. Bob

      Huh? Sure the card itself might be replaceable...but the record of vaccines on it aren't. There's no electronic backup of that information that is globally recognized...so if you lose it will abroad you might be able to get a new yellow piece of paper, but it's not going to come with your immunization record...so yeah it's not just simply replaceable.

      Rather easy currently in many European countries to simply walk into a pharmacy with your...

      Huh? Sure the card itself might be replaceable...but the record of vaccines on it aren't. There's no electronic backup of that information that is globally recognized...so if you lose it will abroad you might be able to get a new yellow piece of paper, but it's not going to come with your immunization record...so yeah it's not just simply replaceable.

      Rather easy currently in many European countries to simply walk into a pharmacy with your CDC card and have them enter you in the electronic vaccine passport system / app being used, and thereby have an electronic record for travels.

      This "paper card" issue really isn't as big as you want it to be.

    7. Gil

      I make copies have taken pictures of it with my phone and I have my original CDC card laminated. I also keep my original at home when not traveling to minimize loss.

  17. derek

    This is why universal health care is potentially dangerous. It could be managed politically and not logically.

  18. JC

    Shouldn't they require testing for all travelers regardless of vaccination status. Reduced risk does not mean no risk, especially with vaccine resistant strains popping up.

    1. Never In Doubt

      There is already a testing requirement for anyone entering the US by air.

      Have you not been paying attention?

    2. Chris

      I'm military and do not need to test as one of the exempted travelers. Been traveling from Germany and USA entire time with 0 tests. You're an idiot if you think the rules make sense and are based on "science"

  19. Santastico

    The only science Grandpa J follows is politics.

  20. miamiorbust

    Does this apply to Chinese passport holders? Policy for unvaccinated Americans is comical. For Americans that don't take the tests, will they be deported? Looks like NY's laughable quarantine requirements, which are actually still on the books for international arrivals at JFK. NY Sheriff comes up on caller ID, send to voice. They call three times and then just stop. Verifying a follow up test result, good luck. It's in the mail. You'll get it...

    Does this apply to Chinese passport holders? Policy for unvaccinated Americans is comical. For Americans that don't take the tests, will they be deported? Looks like NY's laughable quarantine requirements, which are actually still on the books for international arrivals at JFK. NY Sheriff comes up on caller ID, send to voice. They call three times and then just stop. Verifying a follow up test result, good luck. It's in the mail. You'll get it by July 4th. And for our friends from Europe, you thought the lines at US immigration were long before? Welcome to America! I actually find the new policy downright racist. Access to vaccination is nowhere near universal and correlates with skin color for majority of a countries population. If vaccination is the only standard, Team Biden just banned 95% of Africans while providing access to 70-85% of Europeans and effectively 100% of Europeans that want to travel. Has been why most countries have not instituted vaccine-only access requirements. There is simply no way to implement in way that does not reek of class privilege.

  21. Niket Aggarwal

    I am guessing they will make the policy to be all vaccines recognized by the WHO. Will still leave some travelers out specially Sputnik (Russia) and COVAX (India) unless WHO approves them by November.

    1. Icarus

      This is the U.K. and EU we are talking about. Those vaccines are not used here

    2. Bob

      Nope - policy covers United Kingdom, European Union, China, India, Iran, Republic of Ireland, Brazil or South Africa.

      Not just EU/UK - for this to mean anything they'll have to recognize AZ and the Chinese vaccines.

  22. Nate nate

    This will really put a crimp in vaccine tourism.

  23. Never In Doubt

    To all the chuckleheads commenting “This is just politics!”

    Duh!

    EVERYTHING. EVERY. POLITICIAN. DOES. IS. JUST. POLITICS.

  24. Never In Doubt

    Been in Europe since late August, bought our Dec return tickets yesterday. Just in time to beat the competition from the locals!

  25. Enzo

    I'm medically exempted from the vaccine, per my doctor. Is there any information surrounding medical exemptions for travel?

    1. Zweral

      from your chiropractor you mean?

  26. Hank Tarn

    I am very unhappy about this. The one thing that I liked about Biden was that he was keeping our borders closed to unnecessary travel during the pandemic.

    America does not need any European travel while the virus is still killing Americans.

    1. Luis

      Keeping our borders closed? You means besides the southern borders for illegal immigrants?

    2. Never In Doubt

      Trolling?

      Or an idiot? (since almost every other country is open for travel to the US)

      Hard to tell.

    3. Luke

      Go move to Australia or even better New Zealand

    4. Mike

      I hope you're just trolling because these travel bans that we've had in place have been ridiculous. I don't see how allowing vaccinated foreigners into the country increases the risk to Americans at all. Honestly, all restrictions including masks should be removed for vaccinated people. If these international flights are all vaccinated passengers who also test negative prior to departure, then what is the need for masks? I would actually be in favor of requiring...

      I hope you're just trolling because these travel bans that we've had in place have been ridiculous. I don't see how allowing vaccinated foreigners into the country increases the risk to Americans at all. Honestly, all restrictions including masks should be removed for vaccinated people. If these international flights are all vaccinated passengers who also test negative prior to departure, then what is the need for masks? I would actually be in favor of requiring vaccinations for air travel if it meant removing the silly mask mandates. If you actually look at the ventilation and filtration of the air in commercial aircraft, that is what is preventing Covid spread on airplanes. It is not masking. Most people on longer flights have their masks off for long durations anyway when eating meals and enjoying drinks so masks are not why planes have been safe.

    5. Andrew

      Hank, the policies and reality were idiotic. Asia, much of South America and many other parts of the world were permitted with negative testing, regardless of vaccination status. And antigen was considered acceptable, which was superduper weak. (Heck, I took two Abbott BinaxNOW tests which the CDC approves for travel last week and they just asked me to read the result to them rather than looking.)

      Asking vaccination status is the only way we're going...

      Hank, the policies and reality were idiotic. Asia, much of South America and many other parts of the world were permitted with negative testing, regardless of vaccination status. And antigen was considered acceptable, which was superduper weak. (Heck, I took two Abbott BinaxNOW tests which the CDC approves for travel last week and they just asked me to read the result to them rather than looking.)

      Asking vaccination status is the only way we're going to get through this pandemic - the end game is not to eliminate the virus... that ship sailed in early 2020. The end game is to get everyone vaccinated so that mortality is more like the common flu.

      This creates incentives for people to get vaccinated, which is exactly the right step.

  27. stogieguy7

    Biden doesn't follow the science; the follows the orders of his caretakers. And why they think it's cool for unvaccinated throngs from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are fine but vaccinated people from Germany, France and Belgium are not is something that only Karl Marx can answer.

  28. panda

    The US can’t just throw together a vaccine verification system like other countries. Health privacy, data security laws, and competing business interests force it to take a lot longer to implement.

    1. Towelie196

      We would mainly be verifying European vaccination status, who in many regards have more stringent data security laws than in the US.

    2. miamiorbust

      And for testing requirement for unvaccinated Americans, how does vaccination status get validated? There is no real system. Just a worthless piece of paper.

    3. Jan

      That worthless piece of paper works just fine in Europe.

    4. panda

      As for the testing requirement, it is apples and oranges compared to vaccination status in complexity of verification and health privacy law.

    5. panda

      Europe doesn’t have HIPAA and it has to be a universal system, not just for Europeans. Also there is no unified policy in Europe- it’s a bunch of different countries with various travel policies.

  29. Kuloko

    How about lifting another ridiculous requirement for Covid-19 tests for vaccinated Americans to fly back to US?

    1. Tiger

      Yup, as long as the deranged policy of testing is in place nothing will change. So-called "lifting the ban" is disgusting virtue signaling.

    2. Never In Doubt

      Sure, it’s an inconvenience and a small expense, but is it really that big a deal?

      If THAT’S what’s stopping you from traveling…

    3. Greg

      Yes it is actually a huge deal, specially for families (one in your group tests positive can derail everything and cause multiweek expensive quarantine) and last minute emergency travel (can't always schedule a test) and business travel (companies can't always require employees to submit to tests just for travel to clients)

    4. Never In Doubt

      @Greg,
      “ one in your group tests positive can derail everything and cause multiweek expensive quarantine”

      “The COVID positive SHOULD be able to travel on planes dammit!” is an innovative argument. Kudos!

    5. Mike

      If they are keeping the ridiculous testing requirement for vaccinated people, then the mask mandate for air travel needs to be revoked immediately. There is zero science or data that indicates that a vaccinated person who also does not have the virus needs to mask. The problem is, very few of the restrictions and mandates that we've seen throughout this whole thing actually follow the data.

    6. Andrew

      Zero science, except for the breakthrough cases with the delta variant. But zero science as of April 2021. Yup.

    7. Mike

      They make you test even if you are vaccinated to make sure you don't have a breakthrough case so yeah, there is zero reason for a vaccinated person who is verified to not have the virus to wear a mask. Common sense.

    8. Greg

      Why is a breakthrough case a big deal, or frankly why is flying when covid positive a big deal if other passengers and crew are all vaccinated.

      Covid is endemic now, we need to stop treating any healthy person who is otherwise covid positive as a plague rat.

      If you're vaccinated there is no need to be afraid to be near or fly with a covid positive passenger. If you're afraid of covid go get vaccinated.

    9. BC

      This is what I am most hopeful for. The requirement is so stupid. It was designed to keep Americans from going abroad back before we had a vaccine. Now we have it. Why still require the non-sensical test for those with a verifiable vaccination status?

  30. Joey

    I'm curious whether the US gov't will accept EU travelers who took the Astra-Zeneca vaccine.

    1. Creditcrunch

      Sky News siting a White House source reported that the AZ vaccine will be accepted.

  31. Giovanna

    Good! Was starting to worry about my travel credit with United that expires end of march.

    1. Towelie196

      UA extended the majority of travel credits through 12/31/2022.

    2. Giovanna

      Strange! I still have 31st march as "book and commence travel" limit.

  32. Jan

    Biden Administration has never followed the science. They follow the politics first.

  33. khatl

    Maybe I'm a skeptic but I saw it as being politics.

    There was a red hot US economy thru August, so no need for tourism which would have just made it even hotter.

    Since last week, signs are that the US economy is slightly cooling, so allowing tourists again will stimulate GDP given the 2 years of pent up demand for vacationing in the US and that demand will continue thru next Summer to the mid-term elections.

  34. John

    This ban made no sense. I traveled twice to Europe and could have had Covid but since I’m an American I’m allowed in and I’m not vaccinated but vaccinated Europeans can’t come in. Uncle Joe never had and never has made sense!

  35. Grabamile

    The press conference is at 10 AM next Monday (Sep 27)

  36. Nick

    In fact there was never a ban against Europeans, it was a ban on arriving from European Union/Schengen countries (EU and Schengen are not all of Europe - those living on the continent outside these two geopolitical unions are Europeans too) and, these were applied to all coming from EU/Schengen (no matter of nationality and actual country of residence). As a European you could go to another non-Schengen or non-EU European country, spend two weeks...

    In fact there was never a ban against Europeans, it was a ban on arriving from European Union/Schengen countries (EU and Schengen are not all of Europe - those living on the continent outside these two geopolitical unions are Europeans too) and, these were applied to all coming from EU/Schengen (no matter of nationality and actual country of residence). As a European you could go to another non-Schengen or non-EU European country, spend two weeks there and freely travel to the US.

    1. Jan

      Tomato, to-mah-to. A 2-week quarantine is akin to a de-facto ban for the vast majority of tourists

    2. Giovanna

      Yeah sure! Because everybody has at least 4 weeks holiday.

    3. jetset

      Right but, in practice, that is a ban. It specifically impacts non-US citizens and permanent residents because, as a US citizen I could travel to Paris, and then immediately come back to the US with no quarantine or entry restriction. The same would not be true of a friend who lives in the US on a US work visa but who is a French citizen. If they left the US they would potentially not be...

      Right but, in practice, that is a ban. It specifically impacts non-US citizens and permanent residents because, as a US citizen I could travel to Paris, and then immediately come back to the US with no quarantine or entry restriction. The same would not be true of a friend who lives in the US on a US work visa but who is a French citizen. If they left the US they would potentially not be able to re-enter without spending 2 weeks in a third country not on the entry restriction list.

      If you're merely pointing out the detailed semantics of the word choice then I suppose you are correct but dramatic overreach is clearly not the point of the post.

      UK and EU residents (and citizens living in the US who may want to travel home and back), for all practical purposes, banned from travel to the US during this period.

    4. Bagoly

      Weirdly, it is Schengen + Ireland + UK which are on the ban list, but not the EU per se.
      So one can travel from the few EU countries which are not in Schengen (Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria)
      This has been the case from March 2020.

  37. Sharon

    I agree, the travel ban should end.

    If people have the vaccine & negative covid test, they should be welcome to spend their $$ here!

  38. shoeguy

    About time. Completely absurd that US passport holders have enjoyed generally fluid access to many European countries since May, while COVID rages in America which has one of the highest case loads of any developed nation. The hypocrisy is real.

    1. miamiorbust

      EU could have enforced their own COVID circuit breaker criteria and cut off summer holiday $$$. EU leaders opted to take the cash over protecting safety of their population. How is that the fault of US policy? If you are based in Europe/EU, kick out your leaders that swapped your safety for tourist dollars.

    2. Nils

      To be honest, they should be subjected to the same treatment people have to suffer through at US airports.

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Never In Doubt

There is already a testing requirement for anyone entering the US by air. Have you not been paying attention?

Victoria M

We returned from Italy, are fully vaccinated and took a Covid test within 72 hours of our departure from Milan…NO ONE asked to see actual documentation in Milan, or at JFK….. I was kind of shocked…..

Austin

Upon returning from Ireland about a month ago my 2 year old was required to have a negative test to enter the US so I would expect foreign nationals to have to test at 2 and above as well. It seems the US has taken a hard stance when it comes to COVID at 2 years old.

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