Can I Travel To The United States Of America?


Ili •  Jul 09, 2021

Home to bright lights and even brighter cities, the United States of America is perfect for every type of traveler. Whether you're a shopaholic, nature lover or simply love a good old road trip, you can create plenty of different memories with your loved ones no matter which state you're in. Now that more and more countries are reopening its borders, you may be wondering: Can I travel to the USA? Here's everything you should know about the COVID-19 situation in the United States of America.

What is the COVID-19 situation like in the USA?

According to USA Today, restrictions on social distancing are being reissued across the country with the orders varying by state, county and city. This is due to a recent surge of COVID-19 cases nationwide. As of May 13, the CDC updated the mask mandate announcing that vaccinated individuals can "resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing," including in most indoor spaces. However, state and local governments have the final say on the matter. In some U.S. states and territories, masks are still mandated by law. Public health experts and governors strongly encourage wearing face masks, regardless of state mandate.

Can I travel to the USA now?

As of July 2021, the USA is partially open for non-essential travelers with travel restrictions in place depending on which destination you're flying into. Make sure to check out the latest update of the Travel Advisory for your intended destination.

Which countries are allowed to travel to the USA?

According to CDC's website, those who spent the last 14 days in the following countries will not be allowed to enter the United States:

  • China
  • Iran
  • European Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City)
  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
  • India

Countries not mentioned in the list above are eligible to travel to the USA with requirements.

What are the travel and quarantine requirements in the USA?

Before boarding a flight to the United States, travelers must provide the following:

  • Negative COVID-19 result from a test taken not more than 3 days (72 hours) before the date of travel.
  • Documentation of recovery from COVID-19, i.e proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel.
  • Passengers allowed entry must self-isolate for at least 7 days on arrival, and take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after arrival.

Note: The aforementioned testing requirement applies to all travelers over the age of 2.

What is the latest update on COVID-19 vaccination in USA?

As of July 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that 182.9 million people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and a total of 157.9 million people have been fully vaccinated. Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended in the United States: Pzifer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. For a more detailed breakdown of the vaccinations in the USA, check out CDC's Covid Data Tracker.