USA: restrictions and entry requirements 2023

USA: country`s borders status

Borders are open with restrictions.

Entry conditions for citizens and tourists

Every passenger must have a “Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers”: a valid vaccination certificate in order to enter the USA.

This rule doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens and residents of the USA;
  • minors under 18 years;
  • holders of a written statement from doctor that passenger medically is unable to be vaccinated.

Passengers arriving to the USA (including those in transit) must have a negative COVID-19 test (antigen, NAAT, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, TMA) taken no more than 1 day before departure from the first embarkation point. Antigen test performed by the passenger under telehealth supervision are also accepted.
This rule doesn’t apply to:

  • children under 2 years;
  • holders of a recovery certificate stating they were recovered from COVID between 10 and 90 days;
  • holders of a medical certificate with a positive COVID-19 test result (must be taken at most three months before departure from the first embarkation point) and a letter from the health authority that has been cleared for travel.

Those who is not fully vaccinated and eligible to enter the USA must have a negative COVID-19 test result (antigen, NAAT, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, TMA) taken no more than 1 day before departure from the first embarkation point.

Every passengers older than 2 years old must complete before departure an attestation form.

Please notice! Rules for states may differ and passenger is subject to measures that were set by the final destination. More info.

Requirements for vaccination and recovery certificates

Vaccination certificate considering valid if:

  • the full vaccination was achieved no less than 15 days before arrival;
  • passenger’s details in the certificate must match those in his/her travel documents.

Accepted vaccines: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Convidecia, Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm (BIBP), Sinovac. Combination of these vaccines is accepted in case there were no less than 17 days between the shots.

Updates on visa requirements

Holders of DV visas issued in September 2020 and expired allowed to enter.

Coronavirus information

Arriving passengers shall be self-isolated in case they do not have a valid vaccination or recovery certificate.

National holidays in United States of America in 2023

Public holidays and festivals in United States of America in 2023. Non-working days:

  • January 1, Sunday: New Year (New Year’s Day)
  • January 2, Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. (Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.)
  • March 20, Monday: Washington’s birthday (Washington’s Birthday)
  • March 29, Monday: Memorial Day (Memorial Day)
  • June 19, Monday: The day of the liberation of slaves (Juneteenth National Independence Day)
  • July 4, Tuesday: independence Day (Independence Day)
  • September 4, Monday: Labor Day (Labor Day)
  • September 9, Saturday: Columbus Day (Columbus Day)
  • November 10, Friday: Veterans Day (Veterans Day)
  • November 23, Thursday: Thanksgiving Day (Thanksgiving Day)
  • December 25, Monday: Christmas (Christmas Day)

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