TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS


 

NEW U.S. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The United States is now open for travel to those who are fully vaccinated and who can provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 1 day of departure. Be sure to review the updated entry requirements for everyone entering the U.S. Please note that the new vaccine and testing requirements are for all travelers, including U.S. citizens and residents. 

For specific travel requirements, please visit our Delta Discover Map

 

 


U.S. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

 

Updated Jan 12, 2022

Here’s an overview of the main entry requirements for customers travelling to the U.S.:

BEFORE TRAVELLING TO THE UNITED STATES:

1.       TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

  • All non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrants must have a passport that is valid at least six months beyond their period of stay in the U.S.
  • All non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrants must have a valid VISA or ESTA to enter the U.S. Some visitors may be eligible for a visa on arrival and should verify before departure.

2.       PROOF OF VACCINATION

  • All non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrants traveling to the United States by air are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Only limited exceptions apply, including children under 18 years of age.
  • Unvaccinated customers are not allowed to board a flight to the U.S. unless they meet the criteria for an exception.

3.       COVID-19 TESTING

  • Before boarding, all customers are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test
  • All travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 days before travel.
  • Children under 2 years old do not require a test. 
  • Special requirements apply to passengers recently recovered from COVID-19.

4.       ATTESTATION FORM

  • An attestation form must be completed for all passengers aged 2 years and above before boarding.

5.       CONTACT INFORMATION

  • All passengers are required to provide contact information before boarding their flight.
  • This strengthens the existing travel process to rapidly identify and contact people in the U.S. who may have been exposed to a communicable disease, such as COVID-19.
 
DURING TRAVEL

6.       MASKS

  • Federal law requires each person aged 2 years and older to wear a mask at all times while in the airport and when using public transport, during boarding and deplaning, and for the duration of the flight.
  • Vaccinated travelers are still expected to comply with mask requirements.
  • Refusal to wear a mask is a violation of federal law and may result in denial of boarding, removal from the aircraft, and/or penalties.
 
ON ARRIVAL

Applies to NON-FULLY VACCINATED PASSENGERS allowed to travel to the United States by air through an exception, including non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant children under the age of 18:

7.       POST ARRIVAL TESTING

  • All non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant passengers must take a viral test 3-5 days after arrival unless they have documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days.

8.       QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS

  • All non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant passengers 18 years of age and older must stay at home or in their hotel room and self-quarantine for a full 7 days, even if they test negative, unless they have documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days.

9.       VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

  • All non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant passengers intending to stay in the United States for 60 days or longer, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within 60 days of arriving in the United States or as soon as medically appropriate, unless they are medically exempt or are too young to be vaccinated (i.e., under 18 years of age).

 

For additional information including Vaccine & Testing Requirements, Approved Vaccines, Proof of Vaccination, What Qualifies as Fully Vaccinated and Vaccine Exemptions please visit “U.S. Entry Requirements for Foreign Nationals”.

For specific information and international travel requirements for U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, and Immigrants please visit CDC.

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

 

Additional information including Vaccine & Testing Requirements, Approved Vaccines, Proof of Vaccination, What Qualifies as Fully Vaccinated and Vaccine Exemptions .
Before boarding a flight to the U.S., all passengers ages 2 and up will need to complete an attestation form.
The CDC created a quick reference guide “Travelling to the United States from a foreign country by air ”, to help Travel Agents and customers better understand the U.S. entry requirements.

 

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

Contact IATA  if you would like to integrate Timatic into your operations.

Contact Delta Sales Support or Delta Reservations  for any additional assistance. 

 

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January 12, 2022

 
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