TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS


 

LATEST TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS & RESTRICTIONS MAP

UPDATE: The United States of America plans to lift geographic travel ban restrictions from November 1, 2021 for individuals who establish that they are fully vaccinated and they comply with the testing requirements. As soon as more information becomes available we will update this page.

An interactive map gives you the power to search and view specific destinations and current travel, quarantine and testing requirements, travel forms and paperwork, local health information, local COVID-19 guidelines, and links to necessary forms and applications needed prior to travel. Visit delta.com to access the tool. 

 

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Several Presidential proclamations established restrictions on the entry of certain travelers into the United States.
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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Negative COVID-19 test and a signed attestation form is required to enter or transit the U.S.
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Timatic and IATA Travel Centre Sites as a reference for travel agents.
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U.S. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

 

 

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS WHEN ENTERING OR TRANSITING VIA THE U.S.   

Travel to the United States is partially permitted. The conditions for being allowed entry are the same for fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated passengers, although the first group has slightly easen requirements on arrival. U.S. nationals are allowed to enter the United States of America.

 

ENTRY BAN FROM CERTAIN COUNTRIES:

An entry ban is in place for travelers from certain locations.

With specific exceptions, foreign nationals who have been or transited in any of the following countries during the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit the United States:

  • China
  • Iran
  • European Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City)
  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
  • India

Important: The United States of America plans to lift geographic travel ban restrictions from November 1, for individuals who establish that they are fully vaccinated and they comply with the testing requirements. We will update this section as soon as additional information becomes available.

EXCEPTIONS:

There are some exceptions to these restrictions for foreign nationals for:

  • Lawful permanent residents of the United States.
  • Certain family members of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents including; spouses (they must have a marriage certificate), children/foster children/ward, 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). 
  • Foreign diplomats traveling to the United States on “A” or “G” visas.
  • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and spouses and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Any foreigner seeking entry into or transiting the United States pursuant to one of the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee\'s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, IV, K-1, K-2, K-3, K-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa.
  • Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents. They must not arrive from or have been in Brazil, China (People's Rep.) or Iran in the past 14 days.
  • passengers with a DV visa issued between 1 October 2019 and 30 September 2020;
  • passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction.
  • passengers with an H or L crew visa.

Other less common exceptions may be applicable. Please check in this link the full list of exemptions in each proclamation. 

 

FULLY VACCINATED PASSENGERS:

Fully vaccinated passengers whose entry is allowed must present a proof of vaccination, in addition to a negative COVID-19 test result. The certificate/document may be requested at different points of the trip. These passengers are exempt from quarantine on arrival. 

Check the “COVID-19 Test” section in order to know which passengers are considered fully vaccinated by the United States.

 

OTHER PASSENGERS:

Testing and quarantine may be required. Every passenger must complete a disclosure and attestation form before departure to the United States.

 

SOURCES OF INFORMATION:

Please visit the Latest Travel Requirements & Restrictions Map on delta.com for most current information.

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 TESTING & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all customers ages 2 and above traveling to or connecting through the United States

  • to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days before departure and
  • sign an attestation confirming a negative result.

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS TO KNOW:

  • Customers without their negative COVID-19 test results and signed attestation will be denied boarding in accordance with the CDC order.
  • Approved COVID-19 tests include a nucleic acid amplification test (e.g. PCR test) or a viral antigen test that is approved by the local health authority. 
  • If your itinerary includes a connecting flight, the COVID-19 test must be taken within 3 days of the initial flight departure, and connections cannot be longer than 24 hours.
  • Customers who have recovered from COVID-19 can travel with a positive test (taken within the past 90 days before travel) and a letter from a licensed health provider or public health official stating that the customer has been cleared for travel. 

For a list of FAQ's and the most current information please visit U.S. Entry Requirements on delta.com.

 

REQUIRED FORMS AND APPLICATIONS

Any passenger departing from a foreign country with a destination or connection in the United States must provide an electronic or paper attestation form to the CDC in a form specified by the U.S. government attesting to their negative test result or of their recovery from COVID-19 after previous infection and clearance to travel.  Passengers can find this form here. Passengers without a completed attestation form will be denied boarding.

 

REQUIRED COVID-19 TEST
 

FULLY VACCINATED PASSENGERS:

Fully vaccinated passengers must bring proof of vaccination in addition to their negative COVID-19 test result. They will need to be shown when at boarding.

They must present proof of vaccination that must comply with the United States requirements. 

To be considered a fully vaccinated by the United States you must comply with the following:

  • 2 weeks have elapsed since the last vaccination, depending on the doses required.

Vaccine types accepted:

  • Pfizer
  • Moderna
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

Time window:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

Language accepted: English, Portuguese, Spanish. 

Regarding the COVID-19 test:

  • Test type accepted: antigen test or a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), including but not restricted to RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, and HDA.
  • Time window: no more than 3 days before the travel into the country.
  • Applicable age: Travelers born in or before 2019.
  • Languages accepted: English, Portuguese, Spanish.  
  • Keep in mind: 
    • Passenger details (such as name and date of birth) in the certificate must match those stated in the passport or other travel documents.
    • The test results must state “negative” or “not detected”, if marked “invalid” it will not be accepted. 
    • The test used must be authorized for use by the relevant national authority for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in the country where the test is administered. 
    • A viral test conducted for U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) personnel, including DOD contractors, dependents, and other U.S. government employees, and tested by a DOD laboratory located in a foreign country also meets the requirements of the Order.
  • Exceptions: 
    • Travelers born in or after 2019, if traveling with a guardian.
    • Military personnel, civilian employees, dependents or contractors traveling on orders.
    • For the full list of requirements and exemptions, please check here.

 

FULLY RECOVERED PASSENGERS:

Proof of a prior COVID-19 infection

  • Test result: a positive antigen test or NAAT.
  • Test type accepted: antigen test or a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), including but not restricted to RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, and HDA.
  • Time window: at most 90 days before departure from the first embarkation point.
  • Applicable age: Travelers born in or after 2019..
  • Languages accepted: English, Portuguese, Spanish.
  • To see the list of exceptions please, check Option 1. 
  • Keep in mind: 
    • Passenger details (such as name and date of birth) in the certificate must match those stated in the passport or other travel document.
    • The test results must state “negative” or “not detected”, if marked “invalid” it will not be accepted. 
  • Exceptions: 
    • Travelers born in or after 2019, if traveling with a guardian.
    • Military personnel, civilian employees, dependents or contractors traveling on orders.
    • For the full list of requirements and exemptions, please check here.

 

OTHER PASSENGERS:

Test taken 3 days before departure

There are several options for eligible passengers traveling to the United States.

  • Test type accepted: antigen test or a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), including but not restricted to RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, and HDA.
  • Time window: no more than 3 days before the travel into the country.
  • Applicable age: Travelers born in or before 2019.
  • Languages accepted: English, Portuguese, Spanish.
  • Keep in mind: 
    • Passenger details (such as name and date of birth) in the certificate must match those stated in the passport or other travel document.
    • The test results must state “negative” or “not detected”, if marked “invalid” it will not be accepted. 
    • The test used must be authorized for use by the relevant national authority for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in the country where the test is administered. 
    • A viral test conducted for U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) personnel, including DOD contractors, dependents, and other U.S. government employees, and tested by a DOD laboratory located in a foreign country also meets the requirements of the Order.
  • Exceptions: 
    • Travelers born in or after 2019, if traveling with a guardian.
    • Passengers flying from a US territory or possession to a U.S. state. U.S. territories and possessions of the U.S. include American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
    • Military personnel, civilian employees, dependents or contractors traveling on orders.
    • For the full list of requirements and exemptions, please check here.

 

Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recovery for all passengers prior to boarding. Please, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for more information and exemptions to this new Order. Any passenger who fails to comply with this requirement may be subject to criminal penalties. ​Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.

Some U.S. states may allow the quarantine period for international travelers to be waived or reduced by showing a negative COVID-19 test result. Always check the regulations of the state and region you are traveling to.

Delta has developed a dedicated COVID-19 testing resource available on delta.com, highlighting testing locations across our international network that offer one or more of the approved tests. Customers can also use any laboratory or test provider offering one of the following tests: molecular test, nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), RT-PCR test, LAMP test, or antigen test. Antibody tests are not accepted. For those taking connecting flights to the U.S., the test must be taken within three days of the initial flight and the connection time must not exceed 24 hours. 

 

SOURCES OF INFORMATION: 


 

RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Some countries have imposed temporary entry requirements, such as limiting entry to citizens, permanent residents, and select visa holders, or restricting to essential travel. Delta recommends that customers check directly with the embassy or immigrations office for their destination to confirm whether they are currently eligible to travel.

 
Timatic and IATA Travel Centre Sites

Travel Agencies should use Timatic and the IATA Travel Centre  as a reference to answer travel-related questions such as travel restrictions and documentation, entry requirements or health and quarantine requirements, etc.

IATA Timatic is used by airlines and travel agents to verify passenger travel document requirements for their destination and any transit points. Timatic delivers personalized information based on the passenger's destination, transit points, nationality, travel document, residence country etc.

 
Latest Coronavirus (Covid-19) Travel Regulations

The IATA Timatic team is in constant communication with governments and airlines around the world to ensure all travel documentation as well as health restriction checks requirements and rules are kept up to date in real-time. Learn more 

See the latest travel restrictions per country via the IATA TravelCentre. 

Please note: Delta is not responsible for the accuracy of the information on either site and suggests that if customers have additional questions, they should check with the respective embassy or consulate and visa office of the country involved with their travel itinerary, for further details.

 
Questions

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September 21, 2021

 
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