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Covid-19 Travel Requirements

The US and Canada: Know the requirements that each country asks for if you are going to travel

Covid-19 Travel Requirements

This article provides official information from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the Canadian Government for all those who wish to travel to these countries during COVID-19 and know the restrictions and recommendations when planning their trip.


Restrictions to travel to the United States

On June 10, 2022, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicated that from 12:01 a.m. ET on June 12, 2022, passengers arriving by plane from abroad to the United States will no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 viral test and documentation of recovery of COVID-19, before boarding your flight. (You can find the official statement here).


If you plan to travel in the next few days, the recommendations are as follows:

  • DO NOT travel if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

  • DO NOT travel if you suspect you have COVID-19 and test positive for COVID-19, travel until 10 full days have passed after testing positive with or without symptoms.

  • DO NOT travel if you had close contact with a person with COVID-19:

    • Do not travel until 10 full days have passed since the last close contact with the person with COVID-19.

    • If you need to travel between the 6th and 10th day after the last exposure:

      • Get tested for COVID-19 at least 5 days after the last close contact.

      • Use the mask correctly when you are surrounded by people during the entire trip between the 6th and 10th day. If you cannot wear a mask, do not travel between the 6th and 10th day.



US Citizens, Non-US Citizens, Non-US Immigrants: Air Travel to the United States


Under the new guidelines, here's what you need to know:

  • Try to have the COVID-19 vaccines up to date before traveling abroad (at least two doses or one from Janssen/Johnson & Johnson).

  • Check the travel requirements and the situation of COVID-19 in your destination before traveling. Each country has its own entry and exit requirements.

  • Wearing a well-fitting face covering is recommended in closed areas of public transportation (including airplanes) and inside US transportation hubs (including airports), although it is no longer required, it is recommended.


COVID-19 vaccines accepted in the United States

FDA-approved vaccines:

  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson

  • Modern (Spikevax, mRNA-1273)

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinamer, BNT162b2)

WHO-approved vaccines:

  • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)

  • Covaxine

  • Covishield

  • BIBP/Sinopharm

  • CoronaVac (Sinovac)

  • Nuvaxovid (Novax)

  • Covovax

  • Convidence (CanSinoBIO)


Non-US Citizens, Non-US Immigrants: Land Travel to the United States


Starting Thursday, April 21, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend the land border entry requirements related to COVID-19. Applies to all travelers entering the United States through land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the US-Mexico and US-Canada borders will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination if requested.


These restrictions apply to foreign travelers traveling to the US for essential or non-essential reasons. These rules do not apply to US citizens, lawful permanent residents, or US nationals.


Canada travel restrictions

From June 11 at 12:01 a.m. (EDT) as of June 30, 2022, the Government of Canada is temporarily suspending mandatory arrival screening at all airports.


There are no changes in:

  • Mandatory Random Arrival Testing at Land Borders

  • Arrival tests for travelers who do not qualify as fully vaccinated and are allowed to enter Canada



COVID-19 vaccinated travelers entering Canada

Travelers who are fully vaccinated may enter Canada, such persons must meet the following requirements:

  • Be fully vaccinated: You must be fully vaccinated and have received at least two doses of the accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines or at least one dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

  • Have received a second dose at least 14 days before the day you enter Canada.

  • Upload your proof of vaccination on ArriveCAN, it must be in French or English or a certified translation in French or English and a quarantine plan.

  • No signs or symptoms of COVID-19.


COVID-19 vaccines accepted in Canada

  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)

  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)

  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson

  • Medicago Covifenz

  • Modern (Spikevax, mRNA-1273)

  • Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax)

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinamer, BNT162b2)

  • Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV)

  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)

Under some conditions, you may be exempt from some requirements.


It is recommended that in case of traveling to Canada or other countries with restrictions, you inform yourself in advance of the recommendations and measures established by the governments and health authorities of each country.




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