No Longer in Effect – Amended Order: Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic
CDC’s Amended Order Implementing Presidential Proclamation on Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic ceased to be in effect as of 12:01 a.m. EDT on May 12, 2023. An announcement of the termination of this Amended Order has been published in the Federal Register.
This means that as of 12:01 a.m. EDT on May 12, 2023, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States.
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. citizen nonimmigrants seeking to enter the United States by air travel who were not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Amended Order aligned CDC’s post-arrival public health requirements for self-quarantine and self-isolation for noncitizen nonimmigrants who met an exception to the proof of vaccination requirement with current after-international travel recommendations. The Amended Order also formalized guidance described in Technical Instructions, announced in FAQs on CDC’s website, and in the attestation.
The Amended Order went into effect for flights departing to the US from a foreign country on April 14, 2022, and was published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2022.
View the Amended Order.
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 directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement the Proclamation as it applied 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 provided 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, and was published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021.
View the Order [PDF – 52 pages].