Amended Order: Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic
On April 4, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) amended its October 30, 2021 Order implementing the Presidential Proclamation for the safe resumption of global travel and the global suspension and restriction on entry for non-U.S. citizens who are nonimmigrants seeking to enter the United States by air travel and who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
This Amended Order aligns CDC’s post-arrival public health requirements for self-quarantine and self-isolation for noncitizen nonimmigrants who meet an exception to the proof of vaccination requirement with current after-international travel recommendations. The Amended Order also formalizes guidance described in Technical Instructions, announced in FAQs on CDC’s website, and in the attestation.
This Amended Order will go into effect for flights departing to the US from a foreign country at or after 12:01am EDT (4:01GMT) April 14, 2022, and was published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2022.
View the Order [PDF – 32 pages].
View the Attestation [PDF – 5 pages] (Effective as of 12:01am ET on June 12, 2022)
- English [PDF – 5 pages]
- Arabic [PDF – 5 pages]
- Chinese [PDF – 5 pages]
- French [PDF – 5 pages]
- Russian [PDF – 5 pages]
- Spanish [PDF – 5 pages]
Frequently Asked Questions:
On October 25, 2021, the President issued a Proclamation for the resumption of global travel and implemented a global suspension and restriction on entry for non-U.S. citizens who are nonimmigrants seeking to enter the United States by air travel and who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Proclamation directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement the Proclamation as it applies to the public health in accordance with appropriate public health protocols and consistent with CDC’s independent public health judgment. Therefore, CDC issued an Order on October 25, 2021, amended on October 30, 2022, to implement the President’s direction and provide guidance to airlines, other aircraft operators, and passengers in Technical Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions.
In accordance with the Presidential Proclamation, this Order implementing the Presidential Proclamation was effective November 8, 2021 at 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT), and was published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021.
View the Attestation [PDF – 7 pages] to the October 25, 2021 Order. See Attachment A: Combined Passenger Disclosure and Attestation to the United States of America.
This Order will be replaced at 12:01 EDT on April 14, 2022.
View the Order [PDF – 52 pages].
On November 10, 2021, CDC reposted this Order to correct minor grammatical and typographical errors. The legal substance of the Order remained the same.