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U.S. COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

Find information on specific states, cities, hotels and airlines below.

In effort to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. government has temporarily suspended entry for certain travelers into the United States.

Anybody, with the exception of U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, and immediate family members, who has been in the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States at this time:

  • China
  • Iran
  • European Schengen Region (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City)
  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Brazil

Additionally, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to temporarily limit all non-essential travel, including leisure travel, across borders.

Starting January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers to present a negative COVID-19 test result before entering the United States.

  • Air passengers will be required to get a viral test within the three days before their flight departs to the United States and provide written documentation of their laboratory test to the airline.
  • Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board.
  • If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.

Please note that with specific exceptions, individuals who have been in China, Iran, UK, Ireland, the Schengen region, and Brazil during the past fourteen days may not enter the United States and restrictions at the land borders with Canada and Mexico remain in place at this time.

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For the most up-to-date public health and travel guidance, all travelers are encouraged to review official U.S. government travel guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Many states and cities have issued guidelines based on specific, community needs. Travelers planning to visit the USA should consult the official state and local government resources below.


Click here for information about specific airline and hotel guidelines.

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