Event: On October 25, President Biden announced that the United States would adopt a global air transport policy. This policy prioritizes public health, protecting US citizens and residents, and those who come to visit us. As of November 8, all non-citizen, non-immigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa) air passengers traveling to the United States, must show proof of vaccination as defined by the Executive Order of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) before boarding an aircraft bound for the United States. More details on what constitutes a full vaccination can be found at this page of the CDC website.
Fully vaccinated travelers will continue to be required to test negative prior to departure within three (3) days of travel to the United States prior to boarding. This applies to all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals. To further strengthen protections, unvaccinated travelers – whether they are U.S. citizens, LPR, or the small number of unvaccinated foreign nationals excepted – will now be required to take a test within one (1) day afterward. their departure. Further information can be found at CDC website.
Passengers will need to show their vaccination status and airlines will need to:
- Match the name and date of birth to confirm that the passenger is the same person listed on the proof of vaccination.
- Determine that the record was issued by an official source (eg, public health body, government agency) in the country where the vaccine was administered.
- Review essential information to determine if the passenger meets the CDC’s definition to be fully vaccinated, such as vaccine product, number of vaccine doses received, date (s) of administration, site (for example, vaccination clinic, health facility) vaccination.
Airlines should deny boarding to passengers who do not meet these requirements or to those who test positive for COVID-19.
For more information or if you have specific questions, please contact your airline and visit CDC website.
REMARK: U.S. citizens in countries where adequate COVID-19 tests are not available, or who may not be able to meet requirements, should be prepared to stay put until they can meet requirements.
Actions to be taken:
- U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton
16 Middle Road, Devonshire
- U.S. Citizen Emergency Service Phone: (441) 335-3828
- email: [email protected]
- Department of State – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444