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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Travel

As of January 22, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is requiring all non-U.S. individuals entering the U.S. to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination. This applies to land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders, and to those traveling for both essential and non-essential reasons.

The new restrictions will NOT apply to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or Lawful Permanent Residents.

Since November 8, 2021, the U.S. has required non-citizens to have proof of COVID-19 vaccination for air travel. All people traveling by air must also test negative for COVID-19 before departure, including U.S. Citizens. Find CDC guidance, exceptions, and FAQs here regarding cross-border travel.

Last updated: 01-28-22

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