Only fully vaccinated foreign national visitors are permitted entry into the United States.
If you are an unvaccinated adult foreign national and you do not meet the exemption criteria, you will not be allowed to board a flight to the United States.
Limited exemptions to the Covid-19 vaccination requirement apply:
- Children under 18 years of age
- Persons on diplomatic or official foreign government travel
- Persons with documented medical contraindications to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine
- Participants in certain COVID-19 vaccine trials
- Persons issued a humanitarian or emergency exception
- Persons with valid visas [excluding B-1 (business) or B-2 (tourism) visas] who are citizens of a foreign country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability
- Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or their spouses or children (under 18 years of age)
- Sea crew members traveling with to a C-1 and D nonimmigrant visa
- Persons whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, Secretary of Transportation, or Secretary of Homeland Security (or their designees).
There are a very limited set of circumstances where a non-vaccinated adult foreign national can enter the US. If you’re sure you meet the criteria, you must bring documentation as applicable, confirming eligibility.
On March 10, 2023, CDC removed the requirement for air passengers from China, Hong Kong or Macau to show a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery before boarding a flight to the United States.