Updated Guidance for Fully Vaccinated International Travelers

October 18, 2021

Several news sources have confirmed that the White House will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the U.S. via international air travel beginning November 8, 2021. In addition, the Department of Homeland Security also recently announced that fully vaccinated travelers will be able to enter the U.S. at land border and ferry crossings with Mexico and Canada beginning in early November.

Canada/Mexico Border Crossings:

Non-essential travelers who provide proof of their vaccination status may present themselves for entry at U.S. ports of entry with Mexico and Canada beginning in early November. Although individuals who seek entry for “essential” purposes (i.e. truckers, students, and healthcare workers) may receive an exception to the fully vaccinated requirement, they have until January 2022 to also become fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

International Air Travel:

Beginning November 8, 2021, foreign nationals boarding flights to the U.S. will need to provide proof of their vaccination status and a recent negative COVID-19 test. The U.S. will recognize all COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized by U.S. regulators or the World Health Organization.



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