International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Exiting Australia into United States is Restricted

Description

Most Australian citizens and permanent residents are not allowed to travel internationally unless they have an exemption.

Temporary visa holders in Australia can depart Australia at any time, however, they will generally not be permitted to return.

Australians can not travel to India unless it is for very urgent circumstances only.

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If travelers want to leave Australia, they may apply online for an exemption to travel if they fall into one of the following categories:

  • Travel is as part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including the provision of aid;
  • Travel is for the traveler's business or employer;
  • To receive urgent medical treatment that is not available in Australia;
  • Travel is for a compelling reason for three months or longer;
  • Travel is on compassionate or humanitarian grounds;
  • Travel is in the national interest.

For more information, please see the source.

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Australian Home Affairs
Start Date
3/20/2020
Updated
6/10/2021

Otherwise, Entry into United States From Australia is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Travelers from selected countries who do not have a travel history in selected countries during the 14 days prior to their arrival are allowed to enter the United States.

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The entry restriction does not apply to:

  • American citizens;
  • Legal permanent residents;
  • Certain family members of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
  • Investors, treaty traders, academics, and students from the Schengen Area countries, Ireland, and the United Kingdom with valid visas.

For more details about exemptions please check the source.

Start Date
5/1/2021
Updated
6/8/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Electronic Travel Authorization (ESTA)

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Description

International travelers who wish to transit through United States must apply for authorization. You must get an ESTA before your flight. An ESTA is delivered electronically, and is tied directly to your passport. Apply online at least 72 hours before travelling to United States.

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You do not need an ESTA if you are an American Citizen or already have a valid ESTA or another US Visa.

For all other visas, visit the government site.

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Sherpa
Start Date
5/5/2021
Updated
5/26/2021
Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have an original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, or Antigen: Rapid). The test must be performed within 3 days before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary.

This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers, as well as travelers who have been vaccinated.

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This testing requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 2;
  • Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19. These travelers must show proof of a positive viral test from the preceding 90 days and a letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating they are cleared to end isolation. Please see the source for more details.
Testing Options
  • A Antigen Test Up To 3 days Before Departure
  • A Nucleic Acid Test Up To 3 days Before Departure
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 3 days Before Departure
  • A Rt Lamp Test Up To 3 days Before Departure
  • A Tma Test Up To 3 days Before Departure
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CDC - FAQs
Start Date
1/26/2021
Updated
6/8/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory travel declaration form

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CDC - FAQs
Start Date
1/26/2021
Updated
6/8/2021

On Arrival

Recommended

Recommended quarantine

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Description

Travelers are recommended to quarantine between 7-10 days after arrival in the United States. Travelers are recommended to take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after arriving in the USA. If the test is negative, it is recommended that travelers quarantine for 7 days. If the test is positive, they should self-isolate until they recover.

Travelers should check quarantine requirements for the specific state they are traveling to, as some states such as Kansas, New Hampshire, or the county of Los Angeles have implemented a mandatory quarantine for international travel.

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This recommendation does not apply to:

  • Travelers who are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
  • Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19. These travelers must show proof of a positive viral test from the preceding 90 days and a letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating they are cleared to end isolation.
Minimum Number of Days
10 days
Duration Reduction Measures

Test Negative

Start Date
1/30/2021
Updated
6/8/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory on public transportation

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Start Date
1/21/2021
Updated
6/9/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in United States.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
45.71
Decreased by2.42
at 6/11/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
2.40%
Increased by0.00%
at 6/8/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
51.66%
Increased by0.91%
at 6/11/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
172,758,350
Increased by3,022,909
at 6/11/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.87
Decreased by0.11
at 6/9/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Although nationwide restrictions are in place, localized safety measures are decided by state authorities. More relaxed or restrictive measures may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/publi... for detailed information per state.

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
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Face masks are required in some public spaces and enclosed environments. This may vary depending on the state you are visiting.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Operating
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Public transportation is mostly operational with limits to capacity in place for certain states.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open but may have restrictions in place depending on the state you are visiting.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars may be open with restrictions in place depending on the state you are visiting.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs are closed in order to limit the rate of transmission. This may vary depending on the state you are visiting.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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