On May 1, 2023, the Biden Administration announced the end of the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all international air travelers effective at the end of day on May 11, 2023. The announcement includes a broader ending of vaccine requirements in connection with the official end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency.
Beginning on January 26, 2021, all international air travelers, including U.S. citizens, were required to present a negative COVID-19 test before traveling to the United States. The Biden Administration cites the significant decrease of COVID-19 related deaths and hospitalizations resulting from the Administration’s COVID-19 response as the reason for eliminating the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all international air travelers.
We will continue to monitor the implementation of this and other new requirements, keep abreast of any additions, and notify you of any material changes.
Please contact any member of the Dentons Immigration team if you have any questions.