U.S. drops COVID test requirement for travel to U.S.

On June 10, 2022, the Center for Disease Control announced that travelers flying to the United States will no longer need a negative COVID test, beginning June 12, 2022. There has never been a test requirement at land ports of entry. The new rule applies to all travelers regardless of vaccination status or nationality.

There is still a vaccination requirement for persons who are not US citizens or Permanent Residents. Nonimmigrants, such as tourists, students, and temporary workers, are required to provide proof of vaccination before boarding a plane to the U.S. This applies to both essential and non-essential travel. There are several exceptions to this rule, including persons under 18 years of age.

Fully vaccinated nonimmigrants from any country may now enter the U.S. for any lawful purpose, whether by air or land, subject to general U.S. immigration law.

Travelers at land and ferry ports of entry must now also be vaccinated if they are not U.S citizens or Permanent Residents. There are several exceptions to this rule including persons under 18.