Vaccination & Testing Requirements for Air-Travel to U.S.


International travelers by air to the U.S. are no longer required to present proof of full vaccination with an acceptable COVID-19 vaccine as of May 12, 2023.


Air travelers to the United States no longer need to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery before boarding, as annouced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Current U.S. Travel Restrictions Tied to COVID-19

Pandemic-related regional travel restrictions: 

  • There are currently no geographic COVID-19 entry ban proclamations in effect.
  • Canada and Mexico (land borders only)

Current U.S. visa issuance updates

The US Department of State (DOS) has announced Expanded Interview Waivers for Certain Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants (updated December 22, 2022), stating that consular officers may continue to waive, in their discretion, the in-person interview requirement for certain nonimmigrant visa categories through the end of 2023.

  • The authorization to waive the in-person interview for applicants renewing a visa in the same classification within 48 months of the prior visa’s expiration was previously authorized to remain in place until further notice.

Announcement of Processing Posts for Visa Applicants from Ukraine: Ukrainian immigrant visas (IVs) other than adoption cases will be processed at Consulate General Frankfurt, including Diversity Visa (DV) and Fianc(é)e (K-1) visas. The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw will process Ukrainian adoption cases as well as A and G diplomatic and official visas. Contact for questions about Ukrainian immigrant and fianc(é)e visa cases. Nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applications may be processed wherever a Ukrainian applicant is physically located and can schedule an appointment. Interested applicants should follow instructions on the respective Embassy website to apply for an NIV. Please find a list of Embassy websites here: