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America > USA: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 49 millions

Active cases: 3.2 millions

Recovered: 45 millions

Deaths: 799 103

Vaccination count: 230.4 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-11-27

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Non
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public transport

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
Fully vaccinated travelers can enter the United States.

If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will NOT be allowed to board a flight to the United States, unless you meet the criteria for an exception under the Proclamation and CDC’s Order.

Categories of noncitizen nonimmigrants that meet the criteria for an exception under the Proclamation and CDC’s Order include:

-Persons on diplomatic or official foreign government travel

-Children under 18 years of age

-Persons with documented medical contraindications to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

-Participants in certain COVID-19 vaccine trials (https://bit.ly/3x1qkPg)

-Persons issued a humanitarian or emergency exception

-Persons with valid visas [excluding B-1 (business) or B-2 (tourism) visas] who are citizens of a foreign country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability

-Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or their spouses or children (under 18 years of age)

-Sea crew members traveling with to a C-1 and D nonimmigrant visa

-Persons whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, Secretary of Transportation, or Secretary of Homeland Security (or their designees)

Fully vaccinated travelers are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Only limited exceptions apply. Learn more about this requirement (https://bit.ly/3EQ7hKO).

You are considered fully vaccinated:

-2 weeks (14 days) after an accepted single-dose COVID-19 vaccine

-2 weeks (14 days) after your second dose of an accepted 2-dose series

-2 weeks (14 days) after you received the full series of an active (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials

-2 weeks (14 days) after you received 2 doses of any “mix-and-match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines (https://bit.ly/3mJL8aH ) administered at least 17 days apart*

All fully vaccinated travelers will need to have a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 3 days before travel. And a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before travel for unvaccinated.

All Travelers:

-Get tested with a COVID-19 viral test 3-5 days after travel.

-Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.

-Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.

In addition to the testing recommendations above if you are NOT fully Vaccinated:

-Stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if you test negative at 3-5 days.

-If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.

Tests: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.

Quarantine: No
Self-quarantine for 14 days is recommended but not required for all countries.

Information updated on 2021-11-26.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Restrictions and closures now vary on a state-by-state basis, so please check our state-specific pages for details.

The government has announced plans to mandate vaccinations for employees at any company with more than 100 employees. Unvaccinated worked will need to undergo weekly testing. This has not come into effect yet, as of September 16.

President Joe Biden has mandated the use of masks in all airports, on public transportation that is deemed federal, which includes any transportation that crosses state lines. This includes many trains, airplanes and intercity buses.

The CDC has announced on July 28 that masks should be worn indoors in any region deemed a hot-spot. On August 12 they announced (https://cnb.cx/3nLmoj5) that 90 percent of US counties were not hot-spots and masks should be worn indoors in these counties. Regions are now adjusting their rules accordingly.

Mask use
Masks are required in public transport

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Rules and regulations regarding opening of businesses and attractions vary between states, and depend on risk assessment.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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