Travel Restrictions Entering the United States from Cocos (Keeling) Islands

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Cocos (Keeling) Islands to the United States.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

PARTIALLY OPEN

Transit is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Policies
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Cases Per Million
2,333.60
Decreased by127.00
at 1/16/2022
Vaccinated
74.91%
Increased by0.39%
at 1/15/2022
Return Status

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter the United States. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Start Date
12/31/2021
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Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to transit via the United States. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Start Date
12/31/2021
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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusinessTransit
Description

All travelers regardless of their vaccination status must have an original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, SDA, CRISPR, or Antigen: Rapid, Viral, Antigen Chromatographic Digital Immunoassay, Antigen Chemiluminescence Immunoassay, or Antigen Lateral Flow Fluorescence). The test must be taken a maximum of 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary (if a flight is at 1 pm on a Friday, travelers could board with a COVID-19 negative test that was taken any time on the prior Thursday).

Test results must include the traveler's full name and at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number. The test must also clearly state that the results are "negative," SARS-CoV-2 RNA not detected," SARS-CoV-2 antigen not detected," or "COVID-19 not detected." A test marked "invalid" is not acceptable.

This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers.

Travelers may use a self-test (sometimes referred to as a home test) that meets the given criteria. Please check the source for more information.

Some US states might have more strict rules regarding COVID-19 test types and where they must be administered. Please carefully review the rules before traveling to each state.

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This 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 1 day Before Departure
  • A Nucleic Acid Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
  • A Rt Lamp Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
  • A Tma Test Up To 1 day Before Departure
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

The US government currently accepts vaccines approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA and the WHO. Vaccines accepted are Pfizer-BioNTech (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran), AstraZeneca-Oxford (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinopharm BIBP, Covaxin, Sinovac-CoronaVac, and Novavax/Covovax.

Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

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Any combination of 2 doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 2-dose series are accepted. The second dose in a 2-dose heterologous series must have been received no earlier than 17 days (21 days with a 4 day grace period) after the first dose.

For more information about accepted proof of vaccination, please check the source.

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Mandatory

Mandatory travel attestation form

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Description

Travelers must complete a travel attestation form before arrival. This form will be provided by the airline.

Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically during check-in or via partner apps such as VeriFLY. In this case it is not necessary to print the form, but travelers may do so as a precaution.

Section 1 of the form below must be completed by all travelers while section 2 must only be completed by travelers that are not citizens or residents of the USA.

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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in the United States.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory on public transportation

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Description

Travelers must wear masks on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation.

Start Date
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in United States.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
2,333.60
Decreased by127.00
at 1/16/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
38.89%
Decreased by16.50%
at 1/8/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
74.91%
Increased by0.39%
at 1/15/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
248,707,432
Increased by1,296,747
at 1/15/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.21
Increased by-0.28
at 1/14/2022

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

Local Guidelines

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. For detailed information per state, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/publi...
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in enclosed environments and in all public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained. If fully vaccinated, face masks are only required on public transportation, schools, child care, and health care settings. Private businesses and workplaces may set their own policies or guidance. Mask rules may vary depending on the state you are visiting.

Public transportation

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

Restaurants

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

Bars

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

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Nightclubs are open in most states but may have restrictions in place depending on the state you are visiting.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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