Dec. 12, 2021

Beginning November 8, the U.S. government will change the COVID-19 requirements for international travel. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for information about how the new requirements apply to:

Key changes for U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, and Immigrants include:

  • COVID-19 Testing: When you travel to the United States by air, you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (within the past 90 days) before you board your flight.
    • The timing of the test depends on your vaccination status and age:
      • Fully vaccinated travelers age 18 and up - three days (72 hours)
      • Non-vaccinated travelers age 18 and up - one day (24 hours)
    • Proof of recovery includes a letter from a medical provider
  • Proof of Vaccination: Fully vaccinated travelers must also provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
    • Check with your airline before traveling to understand acceptable forms of proof.
  • Contact Information: All air passengers to the United States will also be required to provide their contact information to airlines before boarding flights to the United States.
    • This strengthens a travel process already in place to rapidly identify and contact people in the U.S. who may have been exposed to a communicable disease, such as COVID-19. 
  • Face Coverings: Face coverings are required on all flights and indoor airport locations. 

Departments booking flights with Southwest Airlines, should visit their COVID-19 Travel Information webpage for more details. 

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