New Travel Rules to Enter the U.S.

Status
Not open for further replies.

SKY

Gold
Apr 11, 2004
13,409
3,552
113
U.S. citizens and residents returning from abroad who aren’t vaccinated will have to obtain a negative Covid-19 test within a day of their flight, the officials said.

Under the new system, vaccinated people who have had a negative test in the prior 72 hours will be able to board a flight to the U.S. as long as they share contact tracing information. Unvaccinated foreigners will be generally barred from entry.

 
  • Like
Reactions: aarhus

aarhus

Swimming
Jun 10, 2008
4,335
1,957
113
So to travel to the US basically visitors to the US have to be vaccinated and it has to be a recent vaccination.
 
  • Like
Reactions: zoomzx11

Clandestino

New member
Feb 19, 2013
10
4
3
In the several articles I have already reviewed on this topic tonight, it appears there will be another travel announcement for another travel change requirement(s) to be put into effect for early January 2022. My guess based on the patterns emerging is it will be that all travelers will need a vax / serum shot(s) to enter USA. Still trying to find what this next plan is so please post if some sleuth here is able to figure it out.
 
  • Like
Reactions: AlaPlaya and aarhus

DRdreaming

Member
Jul 29, 2014
242
21
18
I think I read somewhere within two weeks.
When traveling to the US the airline will validate that you received your second dose of the vaccine at least two weeks before your date of travel. If you are not vaccinated, or it has been less than two weeks since your second dose, you will need a negative covid test to board the plane. And yes, Sinovac is on the approved list of vaccines.
 
  • Like
Reactions: cavok

aarhus

Swimming
Jun 10, 2008
4,335
1,957
113
When traveling to the US the airline will validate that you received your second dose of the vaccine at least two weeks before your date of travel. If you are not vaccinated, or it has been less than two weeks since your second dose, you will need a negative covid test to board the plane. And yes, Sinovac is on the approved list of vaccines.
Oh maybe I misunderstood the two weeks requirement. I thought I would need a new booster dose within two weeks of traveling. So with two Sinovac I am ok for now.
 

janlindy

Active member
Mar 8, 2011
344
38
28
All visitors older than two years, regardless of vaccination status, will also need to present a negative coronavirus test taken within three days of travel, according to an order signed by US President Joe Biden on Monday.
 

windeguy

Platinum
Jul 10, 2004
41,994
5,864
113
Or go to the source for the information to be even more confused and amused:


COVID-19 Testing Requirement for International Travel to the United States​

On October 25, 2021 CDC amended its January 25, 2021 Order, titled, “Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States.” This amendment updates COVID-19 testing requirements for air passengers 2 years or older boarding a flight to the United States, depending on COVID-19 vaccination status.

Effective November 8, 2021 at 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT), before boarding a flight to the US from a foreign country, all air passengers- 2 years or older – are required to present a negative COVID-19 viral test result, within a time period based on their vaccination status (see table below), or present documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days. Air passengers will also be required to confirm in the form of an attestation that the information they present is true.

Time Period for Testing for Air Passengers to Obtain a Negative COVID-19 Viral Test
Type of Air Passenger
(2 years or older)
Number of Days to get a COVID-19 Viral Test Before a Flight’s Departure to the US
Fully vaccinatedNo more than 3 days
Not fully vaccinatedNo more than 1 day
For the full list of requirements and exemptions, please review the language in the Order.
 
  • Like
Reactions: bob saunders

windeguy

Platinum
Jul 10, 2004
41,994
5,864
113
All visitors older than two years, regardless of vaccination status, will also need to present a negative coronavirus test taken within three days of travel, according to an order signed by US President Joe Biden on Monday.
Not fully vaccinated the test has to be less than one day. At least that is what I just posted above from the CDC web site. Confusing? Yep.


Time Period for Testing for Air Passengers to Obtain a Negative COVID-19 Viral Test
Type of Air Passenger
(2 years or older)
Number of Days to get a COVID-19 Viral Test Before a Flight’s Departure to the US
Fully vaccinatedNo more than 3 days
Not fully vaccinatedNo more than 1 day
 

flyinroom

Silver
Aug 26, 2012
3,792
681
113
Not fully vaccinated the test has to be less than one day. At least that is what I just posted above from the CDC web site. Confusing? Yep.


Time Period for Testing for Air Passengers to Obtain a Negative COVID-19 Viral Test
Type of Air Passenger
(2 years or older)
Number of Days to get a COVID-19 Viral Test Before a Flight’s Departure to the US
Fully vaccinatedNo more than 3 days
Not fully vaccinatedNo more than 1 day

Seriously?
What's so confusing about that information?
I think it is about the clearest, most concise bit of info, on travel restrictions to enter the U.S., that I have seen in a while.
 
  • Like
Reactions: OldSkool

windeguy

Platinum
Jul 10, 2004
41,994
5,864
113
Seriously?
What's so confusing about that information?
I think it is about the clearest, most concise bit of info, on travel restrictions to enter the U.S., that I have seen in a while.
Oh, you have to read the entire CDC web site for that. Just one snippet at a time, and it isn't too bad.

This probably sums it up as good as can be:

TUESDAY, Oct. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The Biden administration on Monday released the specifics of its plan to allow the return of foreign travelers to the United States.

While adult visitors will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will need to be tested for the virus before boarding a plane to the United States, visitors younger than 18 will not have to be fully vaccinated, but will still need to take a COVID-19 test unless they are 2 or younger, the White House said in a statement. The new travel policy takes effect on Nov. 8.

 

SKY

Gold
Apr 11, 2004
13,409
3,552
113
With few exceptions, only foreign nationals with vaccinations approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization will be allowed to board planes to visit the U.S.


This seem pretty clear on this point.........................
 

AZB

Platinum
Jan 2, 2002
12,290
519
113
if you have Johnson & Johnson vaccine, then it's only one dose (one shot) and that too is accepted. this card is only valid after 2 weeks of the vaccine shot.
 

aarhus

Swimming
Jun 10, 2008
4,335
1,957
113
if you have Johnson & Johnson vaccine, then it's only one dose (one shot) and that too is accepted. this card is only valid after 2 weeks of the vaccine shot.
I don’t think it’s offered in the DR. It’s either Sinovac or Pfizer
 
Status
Not open for further replies.