US Travel Restrictions
Travel restrictions related to COVID-19
Last updated on January 1, 2023.
Introduction: On the following page, the conditions for traveling to the United States during the COVID-19 health crisis are detailed. We regularly update the presented information with the latest measures related to the health crisis that began in 2020.
For a stay of fewer than 90 days in the U.S.: A visa is not required. It is sufficient to apply for an electronic travel authorization (ESTA) issued by the United States. To attain your certificates in a few minutes, click on the web form.
End of entry ban for European citizens to the United States
The U.S. reopened its borders on November eight, 2021, after 20 months of closure to overseas tourists. The U.S. Management has determined to reopen the borders, however with certain conditions for tourists. Common rules are imposed on travelers from EU countries.
What documents are needed to travel to the United States?
EU citizens can re-enter the United States if they can present before boarding:
.A complete vaccination certificate of more than 15 days;
.A valid ESTA;
.A valid electronic or biometric passport.
These conditions apply to international air travel. The identical guidelines apply to land travel while crossing borders.
Do I need a recent COVID test to board a flight to the U.S.?
From July 2022, it will no longer be necessary to present a negative COVID test result to board a flight to the United States.
Until June 2022, a negative COVID-19 test result within the last 72 hours before takeoff was required to board a plane to the United States. This rule was imposed by all airlines operating flights to the United States.
Can an unvaccinated adult travel to the United States?
Foreign adults who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus cannot travel to the United States. This mandatory rule is likely to continue for several years, so it is strongly recommended to get vaccinated if you plan to travel to the United States again.
Which vaccine is valid for entry into the United States?
For the U.S. government to consider you “vaccinated,” you must have received the last dose of the vaccine more than 15 days before departure. Best the subsequent COVID-19 vaccines are identified by way of the united states
.2 doses of Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm;
.1 dose of Johnson & Johnson.
Is it necessary to vaccinate children?
Vaccination of young adolescents began in the fourth quarter of 2021 in the United States. However, the decree reopening borders from November 8, 2021, requires vaccination only for foreign travelers over 18 years of age.
What vaccination proof needs to be presented?
In most European countries, vaccination proof is provided through a vaccination passport. This vaccination certificate is displayed in a digital application on a mobile phone. The not-unusual software for maximum international locations is known as CovidSafe. It can be downloaded on any type of smartphone.
In France, authorities have chosen to use another application: TousAntiCovid. All applications can be used in the European Union and the United States.
If a traveler does not have a mobile application to demonstrate the existence of their vaccination passport, they must present a valid European vaccination certificate.
What information does the traveler’s certificate contain?
The vaccination certificate, whether digital or printed on paper, indicates:
.The country that issued your vaccination certificate;
.The type of COVID-19 vaccine;