Covid Update for United States
Last update: 06/05/2021
All passengers aged 2 years and older must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) or a viral antigen test, taken no more than 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. This also applies to those transiting through the United States. The passenger’s details on the certificate must match those on the passport or other travel document. The test result must specify “negative” or “not detected” (those with “invalid” are not accepted). US military personnel are exempt, as are passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 90 days before departure from the first embarkation point, and a letter issued by a health authority stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel. Arrivals from the UK must also complete a disclosure and attestation form prior to traveling to the US. All travelers must comply with the coronavirus measures of the state or territory they arrive in. DV-1, DV-2, and DV-3 visas with the annotation “Entry Subject to PP 10014” issued after 4 September 2020 are not accepted for entry until 31 March 2021. Belarussian passports that expired between 30 April 2020 and 31 July 2020 are considered valid for a further 3 months for entry to the USA. All foreign nationals who have traveled to the following countries within the past 14 days are not currently permitted to enter the US: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the UK (apart from overseas territories not in Europe). Foreign students arriving from the European Schengen Area, Ireland, or the UK are exempt from the ban if they hold a valid F-1 or M-1 visa for the US (as may their dependents holding F-2 and M-2 visas), as long as they have not been in Brazil, China, or Iran in the previous 14 days. Other exceptions include permanent residents of the US, immediate family members of US citizens or residents, members of the US Armed Forces and their family members, and certain other special cases. Passengers with the following visas are exempt from the travel ban: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, IV, K-1, K-2, K-3, or K-4 visa, or a NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa. Merchant seamen with a C-1 visa must have an NIE waiver. Check the requirements for travelers of different nationalities to enter the country according to the US visa policy.