Looking to travel internationally this summer...COVID-19 Entry Requirements Vary

05/20/2021 10:34 AM | Anonymous

This week the EU announced that Europe would be open for vaccinated Americans.  But before you make your travel arrangements, check the entry requirements in the country you hope to visit.  You don't need to pretest before departing the U.S., but, your destination most likely requires a negative COVID-19 test before can enter.  Some still require a 14 day quarantine upon arrival.

The U.S. State Department recommends that you not travel until you are fully vaccinated.  

Remember, there are  also restrictions when you want to come back from your trip abroad.  All airline passengers over two years old travelling into the U.S. from abroad, including U.S. citizens, must produce a negative viral test for COVID-19 taken within the last three days before boarding the flight.  

Unvaccinated travelers traveling abroad face more requirements:

  • pretest one to three days before leaving the United States
  • get the mandatory test before their return flight
  • be tested three to five days after they return home
  • advised to self-quarantine for seven days after return to U.S.  

Read more from The New York Times

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