COVID-19 international travel rules change frequently. Check with the Department of State for travel advisories and get recommendations from the CDC before making any international travel plans to or from the U.S.
COVID-19 Testing Rules for Everyone Entering the U.S. by Air
All air passengers age two and older traveling to the U.S. must be tested for COVID-19 no more than three days before their flight. Travels must show proof of their negative results before boarding their plane. This rule includes U.S. citizens and everyone who has already been vaccinated.
- Read frequently asked questions about COVID-19 testing rule for everyone entering the U.S. by air.
- Learn about additional rules for people entering the U.S. from Brazil, Europe, and China.
U.S. Citizens Traveling to a Country Outside the U.S.
For country-specific COVID-19 travel rules including testing and quarantine, check the embassy's website.
See the CDC's COVID-19 guidance for international travel including:
Risk assessments by country
Frequently asked questions about canceling or postponing trips
Advice for airline and cruise ship travel
Passport Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Find the most up-to-date information from the Department of State about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting passport services. This includes in-person appointments and how much time to allow for receiving a new or updating an existing passport.
Foreign Nationals Traveling to the U.S. From Another Country
Most foreign nationals who have been in China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and certain European countries within 14 days of their scheduled arrival in the U.S. will not be allowed to enter the country.
U.S. Citizens Remaining in a Country Outside the U.S.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at step.state.gov to receive alerts and be located in an emergency.
In case of an emergency overseas, contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate at usembassy.gov.
U.S. Citizens Returning to the U.S. by Land or Sea
U.S. citizens traveling to the U.S. by land or sea aren't required to get tested for COVID-19 or show their vaccination status before entering the U.S. Check with the U.S. embassy travel fact sheets for Canada and Mexico to stay aware of updates to travel requirements. Also check the COVID-19 rules in the city or state where you are entering the U.S.