VACCINES – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers 

Effective November 8, 2021,all non-immigrant, foreign-citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that for the purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include those that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved or authorized, as well as vaccines with an emergency use listing from the World Health Organization (WHO).  Please reference the CDC website for a list of currently accepted vaccines.

Find out if you can board a flight to the United States  

Per the CDC, several categories of nonimmigrant travelers are exempt from this policy (see the list here, to include entry requirements for excepted individuals).  CDC may grant a humanitarian or emergency exception in limited circumstances only when an individual must travel to the United States to preserve health and safety (e.g., emergency medical evacuations) and is unable to become fully vaccinated before travel.  Humanitarian exceptions to this policy require CDC approval. Per the CDC, exceptions will be very limited, and the urgency must be readily apparent. Please email BuenosAiresCDCWaiver@state.gov for instructions on how to submit a humanitarian exception request.

For additional information, please visit the Department of State FAQs and the CDC website for more information about what passengers must present (COVID-19 test and/or proof of vaccination) in order to board a flight to the United States.