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The Latest U.S. Covid Entry Requirements For 2022

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Whilst Covid-19 has brought about uncertainty to the travel experience, visiting the US is still the same unforgettable experience for travelers that it has always been. Whether visiting the Big Apple, the beaches of California or taking in the beauty of the country’s diverse natural landscapes, the US truly does have something for everyone. Here are all the latest 2022 COVID-19 entry requirements for the US all travelers need to know before booking their trip.

Entry Requirements For Countries Permitted to Visit US For Tourism

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements

All travelers aged 2 or above must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test result taken within one day of the flight’s departure to the United States before boarding. These tests must be viral tests, which include rapid antigen tests, viral antigen tests and RT-PCR tests.

Test certificates must include:

  • Type of test (indicating it is a NAAT or antigen test)
  • Entity issuing the result (e.g., laboratory, healthcare entity, or telehealth service)
  • Sample collection date
  • Information that identifies the person (full name plus at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number)
  • Test result

Travelers who have recently recovered from Covid-19 may instead travel with documentation of recovery.

U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements

If travelers are not citizens of the US, they must be fully vaccinated in order to enter, with unvaccinated non-citizens currently unable to enter. Travelers must provide proof of their vaccination in order to enter, which can be in the form of a digital pass with a QR code, a copy of their vaccination record or digital photos of their vaccination record or certificate. Each form of proof must have:

  • Personal identifiers (full name plus at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number) that match the personal identifiers on the passenger’s passport or other travel documents
  • Name of official source issuing the record (e.g., public health agency, government agency, or other authorized vaccine provider)
  • Vaccine manufacturer and date(s) of vaccination
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Quarantine Entry Requirements

There is no mandatory quarantine requirement for travelers flying to the US.

Health Form

There is no health form requirement for travel to the US.

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements

There is no mandatory travel insurance requirement needed to enter the US. However, it is recommended that all travelers purchase a solid travel insurance policy that coves Codi and Omicron prior to starting their journey to any destination.

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in US

Wearing a mask over the nose and mouth is required in indoor areas of public transportation and in US transportation hubs. Due to the federal system of the US, states are free to implement their own Covid-19 related health requirements, which can vary significantly from place to place. Travelers should ensure they research the requirements of the destinations they visit in the US to ensure they are following the rules and regulations.

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Visa Entry Requirements For U.S. During COVID-19

Typical pre-pandemic visa requirements are in effect for travel to the US, with Visa Waiver Program travelers needing a valid, approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for travel. 

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US Covid-19 Entry Requirements: 

  • Travelers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 
  • A Covid-19 test must be taken no more than one day before travel 
  • Travelers must ensure they have their visas ready if required 

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Lily Naimon

Saturday 28th of May 2022

The US is the only country that still has the testing requirement this summer. Would it possibly be lifted this summer? I urgently will have to take care of inheritance business in Germany. I have 4 vaccines against Covid. I am elderly and cannot wait forever. Are there any Test exemptions that will let you return even if positive without symptoms? Thanks Lily

ann collie

Friday 22nd of April 2022

someone wants to know where to apply if one wants to be exempted from taking the vaccine for religious reasons

ann collie

Friday 22nd of April 2022

Hello, it is being rumoured that people are saying someone who is not vaccinated can travel to the USA if they have their PCR or antigen test


Monday 21st of February 2022

Hi, are you allowed to travel to the US within 14 days after having been in South Africa? I am a Danish citizen living in Denmark. Br Anja


Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Is the testing requirement for citizens, as well?


Wednesday 12th of January 2022

@Trevor Kucheran, thanks!

Trevor Kucheran

Wednesday 12th of January 2022