Published: Sept. 21, 2021

On Sept. 21, the Biden administration announced plans to lift geographic travel restrictions in November for international travelers entering the United States who can show proof they: 1) are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 2) tested negative for COVID-19 within the three days preceding boarding their departure flights to the United States.

Based on White House Assistant Press Secretary Kevin Munoz's tweet and a Reuters news report, the new policy will go into effect November 8, 2021. Only vaccines approved or authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted for air travel. The same is expected to be true for land borders.

Department of State Travel Policy Update

This article will be updated as more official information is published.

Updated 10/18/2021