The Biden Administration’s policy is to implement science-based public health measures across all areas of the Federal Government to prevent the further introduction, transmission and spread of COVID-19 into and throughout the United States, including from international air travelers. These measures include testing and mask-wearing, which are critical strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19 from asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals, as well as self-quarantining and self-isolating.
The Administration will also move away from the country-by-country restrictions previously applied during the COVID-19 pandemic and adopt an air travel policy that relies primarily on vaccination to advance the safe resumption of international air travel to the United States.
The Administration is suspending the entry of unvaccinated noncitizen nonimmigrants traveling to the United States by air, except in limited circumstances. The entry of unvaccinated noncitizen nonimmigrants now includes a requirement that, where appropriate, such individuals agree and arrange to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon their arrival.
For more information see: A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic