International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into United States From Puerto Rico 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.

Relevant Travel History
Latvia, San Marino, Lithuania and 33 more countries
in the last 14 days
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Entry restrictions do 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).

For more details about exemptions please check the source.

Start Date
5/1/2021
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Before You Leave

Possible

Proof of a COVID-19 test may be required for entry

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Description

Travelers from selected countries are recommended to check the COVID-19 testing requirements for the specific state they are traveling to. There is no national requirement for COVID-19 testing, but some states have introduced strict requirements for all visitors, including domestic travelers.

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CDC - FAQs
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Mandatory

Electronic Travel Authorization (ESTA)

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Description

To visit the United States of America for Business or Tourism, you require authorization.

The US Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is an online application that determines the eligibility of visitors to enter the US. If approved, you'll receive your ESTA confirmation electronically. When you arrive in the US, border crossing will ask for your passport and check their electronic records to ensure you have the proper visas.

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Permanent residents or holders of valid visa do not require an ESTA.

For all other visas, visit the government site.

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Sherpa
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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 public transportation in the United States. Some states still require the use of masks in public places, please verify the regional requirements before traveling.

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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
452.06
Decreased by5.52
at 9/15/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
12.90%
Decreased by2.80%
at 9/10/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
62.55%
Increased by0.70%
at 9/15/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
210,361,099
Increased by2,336,890
at 9/15/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.18
Decreased by0.20
at 9/13/2021

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. For detailed information per state, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/publi...
Last Checked
9/16/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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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

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

Restaurants

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

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
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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