White House & CDC Outline International Travel to the U.S. Requirements

November 02, 2021

November 8th Remains Date For Re-opening to International Air Travelers 


The Biden Administration issued three documents, regarding rules governing permissible international travel to the U.S. As the Administration indicated in late September, beginning November 8th, non-citizen, non-immigrant air travelers to the U.S. will be permitted to enter if they meet the following requirements:

  • Proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid before boarding a U.S.-bound flight 
  • A negative Covid test taken within the last three days prior to flying 
  • All vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) qualify

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released comprehensive information regarding requirements and other eligibility markers that must be met prior to traveling to the US for business, (including for conferences/trade shows) and similar purposes. The CDC's FAQ section provides additional information on travel information, vaccines and testing verification. The travel restrictions were lifted for 33 countries including the Schengen Area countries, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

For more information or questions on the travel requirements, please contact Bryan Vickers (703-403-2882, bvickers@pacellp.com) with IAM's Government and Regulatory Affairs Team.