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Find out what is required to board a flight to the United States – Not Fully Vaccinated

Find out what is required to board a flight to the United States - Not Fully Vaccinated

(Noncitizen nonimmigrant)

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You indicated that you:
  • Are a noncitizen nonimmigrant
  • Do not qualify as fully vaccinated in the United States
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Based on your answers, you may not be able to board a flight to the United States.

Several categories of noncitizen nonimmigrants are excepted from the requirements of the Presidential Proclamation and CDC’s Order Implementing the Proclamation which include:

  • Persons on diplomatic or official foreign government travel
  • Children under 18 years of age
  • Persons with documented medical contraindications to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Participants in certain COVID-19 vaccine trials
  • Persons issued a humanitarian or emergency exemption
  • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or their spouses or children (under 18 years of age)
  • Sea crew members traveling with a C-1 and D nonimmigrant visa
  • Persons with valid visas (excluding B-1 [business] or B-2 [tourism] visas) who are citizens of a country with limited COVID-19 availability
  • Persons whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, Secretary of Transportation, or Secretary of Homeland Security (or their designees)

For more information on these exceptions, visit Required Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.

If you fall under one of these exceptions, you may be able to board a flight to the United States after presenting appropriate documentation, mentioned below, to your airline before boarding.

Visit After International Travel Requirements and Recommendations for once you have arrived in the U.S.