Providing you with the information you need to travel safely is my top priority. COVID-19 protocols and restrictions continue to change daily. Here are the most current updates regarding COVID-19 and domestic and international travel. As always, please continue to consult your local and state health care officials for health care advice and up-to-the-minute changes to local regulations.
The new regulations apply to international travelers coming into the USA, regardless of citizenship.
Here is what we know:
- If a passenger tested positive for COVID-19 within the past three months, she/he does not need another test. Instead, she/he can travel with documentation of a positive viral test results and a letter from her healthcare provider or a public health official stating she is cleared for travel.
- Regardless of citizenship, all inbound passengers must get tested no more than 3-days before their flight departs for the USA. The test must be a viral test. (NAAT or antigen)
- It’s the airline’s responsibility to confirm a COVID-19 negative test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers before boarding and to deny boarding if no documentation exists. Passengers must also fill out a CDC attestation form.
- The test result must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy) of a laboratory test. It must include information that identifies the person, a specimen collection date, the type of test administered, and verification information, such as the name and contact information for the laboratory that performed the test.
- Upon arrival in the U.S., the CDC recommends, but doesn’t require, that travelers get retested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home or otherwise self-quarantine for seven days after travel. Keep in mind that your state may have more stringent requirements for returning travelers.
- Notably, the order allows CDC to grant waivers based on CDC’s determination that a foreign country lacks available COVID-19 testing capacity.
- The new regulations begin on January 26, 2021
- You’ll find answers to FAQs HERE
U.S.Department of State Before you go guide
U.S. Department of State COVID-19 Traveler Information
Department of Homeland Security Process for Americans Returning
from Certain European Countries, China, and Iran
Delta Airlines Cleaning Protocols and COVID-19 Resources
American Airlines Clean Commitment and COVID-19 Resource
United Airlines Clean Plus and COVID-19 Resources
Southwest COVID-19 Resources & Information
Alaska Airline COVID-19 Resources
Hawaiian Airlines COVID-19 Resources
Air Canada COVID-19 Resources
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