USA’s New COVID Policies for People Flying Into the USA from Foreign Countries

Nov 8, 2021

Hopefully all people flying into the USA are both fully vaccinated** and carrying US approved proof of COVID vaccinations.

If not, know that the rules have changed for people unable to prove COVID vaccinations, shortening the time for COVID testing to no more than just 1 day before entering the USA.

The viral test must be conducted on a sample taken no more than 1 day before the flight’s departure from a foreign country if you do not show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

per the current CDC rules 😉

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

  • Fully vaccinated**: The viral test must be conducted on a sample taken no more than 3 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country if you show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Finally:
  • If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).
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** “Fully Vaccinated” means:

” Individuals are considered fully vaccinated:

~ 2 weeks (14 days) after your dose of an accepted single-dose COVID-19 vaccine;

~ 2 weeks (14 days) after your second dose of an accepted 2-dose series COVID-19 vaccine;

~ 2 weeks (14 days) after you received the full series of an “active” (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials; or

~ 2 weeks (14 days) after you received 2 doses of any “mix-and-match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines administered at least 17 days apart. “

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2021/10/29/frequently-asked-questions-guidance-travelers-enter-us?fbclid=IwAR0VF9UnremZ8ZmjimC3-tdAL-jl7kNNdW51dODFEDyptqxKovUIK2Tk-AI







Get educated, Stay informed, Stay healthy, Stay safe,

Dr. Steven M. Fry

Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Aerosol Science, Measurement Science, Public Health & Environment

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4 Responses to USA’s New COVID Policies for People Flying Into the USA from Foreign Countries

  1. I recommend my personal approach to all of this. Don’t go to the United States. I have not since 2009. Life moves along quite nicely in Mexico.

  2. Dorothy says:

    I wish Canada was so reasonable.

  3. Claudia Joslyn says:

    I heard Aero Mexico is requiring a negative covid test to fly from a foreign cointry to Mexico. Is this correct?cjrose11@bellsouth.net

    Sent from AT&T Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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