Date Updated

01/03/2022

  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers *This section also contains information on COVID vaccination requirements and exceptions.

    • Inbound international airline passengers ages 2 and older, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, must submit a negative COVID test taken within 1 calendar day of travel in order to board their flight.

    • Travelers may submit evidence of recovery from COVID within 90 days in place of the COVID test. Documentation of recovery is written or electronic documentation of a positive viral test result that occurred within the prior 90 days confirming a previous COVID-19 infection and a letter from a licensed health care provider or public health official stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel.

    • Nonimmigrant travelers entering the United States by air are required to show proof that they are fully-vaccinated (unless qualified for an exception) using digital or paper documentation that includes biographical information matching the foreign national’s travel documents, the name of the official source issuing the record, the vaccine manufacturer and the date(s) of vaccination.

    • FDA-approved or authorized vaccines and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines are accepted under the November 8, 2021 policy change affecting both international air travel and land border travel. Non-vaccinated Travelers *This section also contains information on COVID vaccination requirements and exceptions.

    • Inbound international airline passengers ages 2 and older, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, must submit a negative COVID test taken within 1 calendar day of travel in order to board their flight.

    • Travelers may submit evidence of recovery from COVID within 90 days in place of the COVID test. Documentation of recovery is written or electronic documentation of a positive viral test result that occurred within the prior 90 days confirming a previous COVID-19 infection and a letter from a licensed health care provider or public health official stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel.

    • Nonimmigrant travelers who meet an exception to the vaccine requirement must agree to become fullyvaccinated against COVID-19 either within 60 days of arriving in the United States or within some other timeframe as determined by the CDC unless:
    - Children under the age of 18;
    - Nationals of countries with less than a 10% vaccination rate in the population or countries otherwise determined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to qualify as having limited vaccine availability. This exception does not apply to B-1/B-2 travel;
    - Medical contraindications;
    - Humanitarian/emergencies as defined by the CDC;
    - Those who participated in certain COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, as determined by the CDC;
    - Certain air and sea crew members, U.S. armed forces and immediate family and certain diplomatic or U.N. travel; and
    - Those whose entry would be in the “national interest” as determined by the State Department, Transportation Department or Department of Homeland Security.

    • Nonimmigrant travelers who meet an exception to the vaccine requirement must agree to become fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 either within 60 days of arriving in the United States or within some other timeframe as determined by the CDC unless:
    - Vaccination is inappropriate due to age or medical status;
    - Their stay in the United States is 60 days or less;
    - They have participated in certain COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials; or
    - Certain diplomats and other case-bycase determinations by the CDC.

    • The vaccination requirement for travelers entering the United States from Canada or Mexico by land or ferry for ”non-essential activities” does not apply to:
    - children under 18; and
    - foreign nationals entering through a land border or ferry terminal for essential purposes, which include work and business travel and any lawful permanent resident (green card-holder) travel. Quarantine Requirements

    • There is no general federal quarantine requirement, but certain unvaccinated foreign nationals who were permitted to travel by air to the United States will be required to quarantine after arrival.

    • State and local health authorities often impose requirements regarding international travel and quarantine. Individuals should check with local authorities in their destination state prior to travel.


  • • The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has re-opened some of its local offices and Application Support Centers for in-person interviews and appointments. Office reopening dates vary by location, so applicants must check the USCIS website for the latest information on a particular local USCIS office. Foreign nationals with green card interviews, naturalization interviews/ceremonies or biometrics appointments that were cancelled during the temporary closure can expect the appointments to be automatically rescheduled after their local office reopens. Click to read more.

    • USCIS has resumed its premium processing service for I-129 and I-140 petitions. Click to read more.

    • Cancellation of routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments at U.S. consulates worldwide, effective March 20, 2020. Those with upcoming U.S. visa appointments should continue to check the relevant consular website for updates on consular services. In limited circumstances, those with an urgent matter who may need to travel immediately may request an emergency appointment. Travel Restrictions Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • The Department of Homeland is now allowing foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine and have acceptable proof of vaccination to enter the United States from Canada or Mexico by land or ferry for “non-essential” activities such as tourism and personal visits. Children under 18 and lawful permanent residents are exempt from the new vaccine requirement. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • Entry ban for non-vaccinated nonimmigrant travelers with limited exceptions, such as children under the age of 18 and most nationals of countries where less than 10% of the population is vaccinated.

    • Until at least January 21, 2022, entry ban for non-essential travel by land and ferry across Canadian and Mexican borders for unvaccinated foreign nationals.
  • Varies by state, check individual state websites for specific information.
  • Available as needed.
  • Varies by state, check individual requirements on state and county public school websites.


  • • Foreign nationals who have been physically present in the Federative Republic of Brazil within the 15 days preceding their intended entry into the US will be barred from entry.

    • The ban does not apply to US citizens; others who are exempt include: lawful permanent residents; foreign spouses of US citizens or lawful permanent residents; certain family members of US citizens or lawful permanent residents; foreign nationals whose entry is in the US national interest; and a limited number of other categories of people.

    • The US, Mexico, and Canada have each agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders until 20 August.

    • Chicago has enacted a public health order mandating a 14 day quarantine, effective 6 July, for people arriving from 15 states with growing COVID-19 cases; Please visit https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/COVID-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html for more info.

    • Travelers from a total of nineteen states are now subject to a self-quarantine upon arriving in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
    - The quarantine rules apply to anyone who travels by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation, officials said; the self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected.
    - Individuals who are traveling to New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut from impacted states for business are exempt.

    • Initial or new F-1 students will not be permitted to take a fully online course of study in the United States for the Fall 2020 semester, according to a DHS announcement; the Department of State will not issue visas to, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not admit, new students enrolled in programs that are fully online for the fall; foreign nationals who have been granted change of status requests to F-1 may be deemed in violation of their status if they engage in fully online study this fall; existing F-1 nonimmigrants who were in active student status on March 9 may continue their studies, obtain F-1 visas, and enter the United States regardless of their school’s instruction format.


  • • Varies by state

    • Widely available

    • Social distancing encouraged
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Yes, both in most states

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Yes
    • Sea: Yes

    Road Availability
    • Normal at present

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • Yes

Entry Restrictions

Partially Restricted

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