Travel Bans & Travel Restrictions by Country/Region

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Albania

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Entry into AlbaniaPartially restricted
Vaccinations
Travelers fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine are exempt from pre-departure testing requirements.
COVID-19 Testing
Unvaccinated travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure and proof of an antigen test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure.
Detailed Regulations
From September 6, 2021, all persons 6 years of age or older must carry documentation showing either: 1) they have, at least 2 weeks prior to their intended arrival, completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by Albanian authorities, 2) they have, no more than 6 months prior to their intended arrival, fully recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection, or 3) they have proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, or no more than 48 hours prior to departure using an antigen test. A nightly curfew is in effect nationwide from 23:00 (11:00 p.m.) to 06:00 (6:00 a.m.).
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.

Armenia

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Entry into ArmeniaPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Detailed Regulations
All persons arriving in Armenia must present proof written in Armenia, English, or Russian of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Persons lacking such proof must undergo testing upon arrival and are required to quarantine while awaiting their results. Upon arrival, all persons are subject to additional testing for COVID-19 and possible quarantine.
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.

Belarus

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Entry into BelarusPartially restricted
Vaccinations
Travelers fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine are exempt from quarantine requirements.
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days prior to departure.
Quarantine
Unvaccinated travelers arriving from certain countries or regions must undergo a 10-day quarantine upon arrival.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals seeking to travel to Belarus must arrive by air and must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. All persons arriving from locations with confirmed cases of COVID-19 as established by Belorussian health authorities must undergo a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. This policy does not apply to children 5 years of age or younger, persons holding a valid temporary or permanent residence permit, or persons who carry proof they have, at least 1 month and no more than 12 months prior to their intended arrival, completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by Belorussian authorities.
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Entry into Bosnia and HerzegovinaPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Detailed Regulations
All persons must carry either: 1) proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure, 2) proof the traveler has completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by health authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, or 3) proof issued by a medical services provider showing the traveler has fully recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection at least 14 days and no more than 180 days prior to their scheduled departure.
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.

Bulgaria

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Entry into BulgariaPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure or must undergo quarantine.
Quarantine
All travelers must undergo quarantine or must have proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Detailed Regulations
From May 1, 2021, foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Bulgaria. This policy does not apply to persons seeking to travel for tourism from certain locations, provided such persons either: 1) carry proof they have completed a full vaccination regimen against COIVD-19 at least 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival, 2) carry proof they have, at least 15 days and not more than 180 days prior their scheduled arrival, fully recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection as documented by a positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result or a positive rapid antigen test result, or 3) carry proof of a negative PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure or a negative rapid antigen test result issued no more than 48 hours prior to departure. A list of permitted locations is available at the following URL: https://bulgariatravel.org/en/useful/practical-information-for-tourists-covid-19/
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.

Palau

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Entry into PalauNormal
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Papua New Guinea

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Entry into Papua New GuineaNormal
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Australia

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Entry into AustraliaEntry prohibited
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

New Zealand

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Entry into New ZealandEntry prohibited
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

American Samoa

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Entry into American SamoaEntry prohibited
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Mexico

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Entry into MexicoNormal
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Canada

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Entry into CanadaPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Antigua and Barbuda

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Entry into Antigua and BarbudaPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Bahamas

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Entry into BahamasPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Barbados

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Entry into BarbadosPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Aruba

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Entry into ArubaPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Bolivia

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Entry into BoliviaPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Colombia

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Entry into ColombiaPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Ecuador

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Entry into EcuadorPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Guyana

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Entry into GuyanaPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Algeria

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Entry into AlgeriaPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Benin

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Entry into BeninPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Botswana

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Entry into BotswanaPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Burkina Faso

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Entry into Burkina FasoPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted

Burundi

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Entry into BurundiPartially restricted
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
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South Korea

South Korea

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Entry into South KoreaPartially restricted
Vaccinations
Travelers fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved vaccine are exempt from quarantine requirements depending on their recent travel history.
COVID-19 Testing
Foreign travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Quarantine
Unvaccinated travelers must self-isolate or must undergo quarantine at a designated facility depending on their departure location.
Visa Services
All travelers must obtain a "K-ETA" prior to departure.
Detailed Regulations
Testing and Quarantine for Foreign Nationals
Foreign nationals, regardless of origin, must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure by a hospital or medical services provider approved by their local South Korean embassy or consulate. Upon arrival, foreign nationals must, at their own expense, undergo a 14-day quarantine at a designated facility. Persons traveling to South Korea to visit immediate family members, for important business purposes, academic or public interest purposes, or humanitarian purposes, who, at least 14 days prior to their scheduled departure, have completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) may be eligible to apply for an exemption to quarantine requirements provided they are not traveling from a location with confirmed cases of a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern (mutated virus). Travelers seeking a quarantine exemption should submit the required documentation, including proof of vaccination, to a local South Korea embassy or consulate prior to departure. 

Travelers from certain countries and regions (including some European Union Member States, the United Kingdom, and the United States) seeking to travel to South Korea for business, events or meetings, tourism, or visiting family members must apply online for a Republic of Korea Electronic Travel Permit (K-ETA) no more than 24 hours prior to their scheduled departure. Failure to obtain a K-ETA may result in a denial of permission to enter South Korea. All travelers are strongly advised to contact their local Korean embassy or consulate regarding travel restrictions specific to their current location, including information regarding flight bans, testing requirements, and visa issuance. More information about K-ETAs, including links to application forms, is available at the following URL: https://www.k-eta.go.kr/portal/guide/viewetaapplication.do

"Re-Entry Permit" Required for Alien Registration Card Holders
From June 1, 2020, persons holding an Alien Registration Card (ARC) must obtain a "Re-Entry Permit" prior to departure from South Korea if they intend to return. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the Alien Registration. This policy does not apply to diplomats, government officials, or persons who hold Overseas Korean (F-4) status. To return to South Korea, persons holding a valid ARC must undergo testing for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to departure and must present a medical certificate (written in English or Korean) showing their test results upon arrival in South Korea.

"Fast-Track" Immigration Clearance for Chinese Nationals
From May 1, 2020, Chinese nationals traveling to South Korea for business purposes may qualify for special "fast-track" immigration clearance provided they hold proof of a negative test for COVID-19 performed no more than 72 hours prior to departure. They must again test negative for COVID-19 upon arrival in Korea before being exempted from the mandatory quarantine procedures described below. Persons using "fast-track" immigration clearance are subject to standard government surveillance measures in place to combat COVID-19.

Special Entry Procedures
So-called "special entry procedures" are in place for all persons arriving in South Korea regardless of origin. All persons must proceed through immigration at their first port of entry in South Korea and may not connect to onward domestic flights. This policy does not apply to residents of Jeju Island or to special "Transit Exclusive Domestic Flights" connecting from Incheon International Airport (IIA) to Gimhae International Airport (PUS) in Busan. Individuals are allowed entry only after they provide verifiable contact information and an address within South Korea valid for the duration of their stay. All persons are required to install either the "Self-quarantine Safety Protection App" or the "Mobile Self-diagnosis App" on their phones and follow the instructions for documenting their health condition on a daily basis for 14 days. All persons arriving from the United States (including Korean nationals) must self-isolate and must get diagnostic tests within three days of commencing their quarantine period.

Symptomatic Passengers
All persons (including Korean nationals) will go through diagnostic tests if they have fever or respiratory symptoms identified during the quarantine stage. Persons who test positive for COVID-19 will be transferred to a hospital or Living and Treatment Center (Community Treatment Center). Korean nationals or long-term foreign nationals who test negative will be placed under self-quarantine. Foreign nationals who are short-term will be placed under quarantine at designated facilities.

Asymptomatic Passengers
Asymptomatic Korean nationals arriving from Europe and the United States will go into self-quarantine and get diagnostic tests at a health center within three days of arrival. Asymptomatic Korean nationals arriving from countries outside the European countries and the United States will go into self-quarantine and get diagnostic tests if they display any symptoms. Asymptomatic long-term foreign nationals arriving from the United States will be placed under self-quarantine and must get diagnostic tests within three days at a public health clinic. Asymptomatic foreign nationals for long-term and short-term stay arriving from Europe will get diagnostic tests at the airport. Afterwards, long-term foreign nationals will go into self-quarantine while short-term foreign nationals will be quarantined at designated facilities. Asymptomatic long-term stay foreign nationals arriving from countries other than European countries and the United States will go into self-quarantine and get diagnostic tests if they display any symptoms. Asymptomatic short-term foreign nationals arriving from countries outside the European continent will be placed under quarantine at designated facilities and get diagnostic tests if they display any symptoms.
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
Philippines

Philippines

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Entry into PhilippinesPartially restricted
Quarantine
All travelers must undergo a 14-day quarantine at a designated location.
Visa Services
Foreign travelers must obtain a valid entry visa prior to departure.
Detailed Regulations
The Philippines designates countries and regions as "green," "yellow," or "red" depending on the epidemiological situation in those locations with respect to COVID-19. Foreign nationals with recent travel history to a "red" location are prohibited from entering the Philippines. Foreign nationals seeking to travel from other locations must obtain a valid visa from a local Philippines embassy or consulate prior to departure. This policy provides an exemption for foreign nationals traveling together with a Filipino national, provided such persons are traveling from a location covered by an existing visa-free arrangement. All entry to the Philippines is subject to limitation regarding the maximum number of allowed inbound passengers at the specific arrival port on the scheduled arrival date.

All persons permitted to travel to the Philippines must register online using the "OneHealthPass" portal to receive a QR code for use on arrival and must hold proof of a pre-booked accommodation of at least 10 nights in a designated quarantine facility. Upon arrival, all persons must undergo a 14-day quarantine, no less than 10 days of which must be spent in a designated quarantine facility. Additionally, all travelers must undergo a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for COVID-19 on the 7th day following their arrival. This policy does not apply to travelers, regardless of origin, who carry proof they have completed a full vaccination regimen against COVID-19 in the Philippines. Additional exemptions exist for travelers who carry proof they have, at least 14 days prior to their scheduled departure, completed a full vaccination regimen abroad using a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by the Filipino authorities, provided such persons have, during the 14 days prior to their scheduled departure, remained entirely within locations considered "green" by Filipino authorities. Such persons must undergo a 7-day quarantine and an RT-PCR test on the 5th day following their arrival. A list of current "green" locations is available at the following URI: https://iatf.doh.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/20210903-IATF-136-B-RRD.pdf

Be advised, some regions and provinces have implemented additional policies for persons arriving into their jurisdictions. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local Philippines embassy or consulate to verify their entry eligibility prior to finalizing travel arrangements. The "OneHealthPass" portal is available at the following URL: https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
Thailand

Thailand

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Entry into ThailandPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Quarantine
All travelers must undergo testing-on-arrival for COVID-19 and a 14-day quarantine.
Visa Services
Travelers from certain locations who have a valid "Certificate of Entry" may be eligible for visa-free travel.
Travel/Medical Insurance
All travelers must have proof of medical insurance valid for the entire duration of their stay with a minimum coverage amount of at least US$100,000.
Detailed Regulations
"Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension" for Travelers to Phuket
From August 16, 2021, foreign nationals seeking to travel to Phuket may to eligible to apply to use the new "Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension" program. Travelers must apply for a "Certificate of Entry" (COE) at a Thai embassy or consulate abroad prior to departing for Thailand and must, during the 21 days prior to their intended departure, remain entirely within a country or region considered "low" or "medium" risk for the transmission of COVID-19 as established by Thai authorities. In order to be eligible, travelers must have proof they have, at least 14 days prior to their intended departure, completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO). Travelers must also carry proof of health insurance valid for use in Thailand for the duration of their intended stay with a minimum coverage amount of US$100,000 to cover any costs associated with the treatment of COVID-19, and must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test.

Travelers using the Phuket Sandbox program must book accommodation at a hotel with the so-called "SHA+ (Safety and Health Administration Plus)" designation for at least 14 nights, no less than 7 nights of which must be booked at the same hotel in Phuket. After 7 nights, travelers may apply for a "Transfer Form" to travel to select locations in Krabi, Phang-Nga, or Surat Thani provided they recieve confirmation of two separate negative RT-PCR test results conducted following their arrival in Phuket. Travelers whose intended stay in Phuket is less than 7 days must book the entirety of their stay at an SHA+ hotel and are not eligible for transfer to other locations in Thailand. Booking confirmation must be issued using the so-called "SHA+ Booking Authentication" system. Upon arrival, travelers using the Phuket Sandbox program must present proof they have registered to undergo three separate RT-PCR tests to be conducted over the course of their stay. Confirmation of test registration is required during the COE application process. Additionally, all travelers must install and use the Thai government’s official mobile contact tracing application for the duration of their stay in Phuket. The SHA+ Booking Authentication system is available online at the following URL: http://entrythailand.go.th/

After 14 days, travelers using the Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension program will be eligible to travel to other locations in Thailand provided they have fully complied with all Phuket Sandbox program requirements during their 14-day stay. Travelers whose intended duration of stay is less than 14-day will only be able to depart for locations outside of Thailand. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local Thai embassy or consulate regarding their entry eligibility and for detailed application instructions. More information is available at the following URL: https://www.tatnews.org/2021/08/general-information-phuket-sandbox-7-7-extension/

"Samui Plus" Program for Travelers to Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao
From July 15, 2021, foreign nationals seeking to travel to the islands of Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao may be eligible to apply to use the new "Samui Plus" program. Travelers must apply for a "Certificate of Entry" (COE) at a Thai embassy or consulate abroad prior to departing for Thailand and must, during the 21 days prior to their intended departure, remain entirely within a country or region approved by the Thailand Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). In order to be eligible, travelers must have proof they have, at least 14 days prior to their intended departure, completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO). Travelers must also carry proof of health insurance valid for use in Thailand for the duration of their intended stay with a minimum coverage amount of US$100,000 to cover any costs associated with the treatment of COVID-19, and must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test.

Travelers arriving from abroad using the Samui Plus program must book accommodation at special designated hotels for at least 14-nights. Travelers must book accommodation at a hotel on Ko Samui with the so-called "Samui Extra Plus" designation for at least the first 7-nights of their stay. Afterwards, travelers will be allowed to transfer if to another hotel on Ko Samui, Ko Phangan, or Ko Tao with the so-called "SHA+ (Safety and Health Administration Plus)" designation for the following 7-nights if they so choose. Upon arrival, travelers using the Samui Plus program must present proof they have registered to undergo 3 separate RT-PCR tests to be conducted over the course of their stay. Confirmation of test registration is required during the COE application process. Additionally, all travelers must install and use the Thai government’s official mobile contact tracing application for the duration of their stay. 

After 14 days, travelers using the Samui Plus program will be eligible to travel to other locations in Thailand provided they have fully complied with all Samui Plus program requirements during their 14-day stay. Travelers whose intended duration of stay is less than 14-day will only be able to depart for locations outside of Thailand. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local Thai embassy or consulate regarding their entry eligibility and for detailed application instructions. More information is available at the following URL: https://www.tatnews.org/2021/07/samui-plus-faqs/

All Others
Foreign nationals are generally prohibited from entering Thailand unless they fall into one of the following categories:
1) Persons directly permitted by the Prime Minister or a "competent official" appointed by the Prime Minister to resolve issues pertaining to a state of emergency in Thailand;
2) Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under the auspices of International Organizations or agencies, or government representatives performing official duties in Thailand to whom the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given special permission, and their family members;
3) Non-Thai nationals who are the spouse, parent, or child of a Thai national;
4) Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of permanent residence in Thailand or who have received permission to reside in Thailand, and their family members;
5) Non-Thai nationals holding work permits or who have been granted permission from Thai government agencies to work in Thailand, and their family members;
6) Non-Thai nationals who are students at an educational institution approved by Thai authorities (with the exception of non-formal institutions under the law on private schools), and their parents or legal guardians;
7) Non-Thai nationals seeking to enter Thailand for medical treatments unrelated to COVID-19;
8) Non-Thai nationals permitted to enter Thailand under a special arrangement with a third-country or region, or who have received special permission from the Prime Minister. This may include travel for business and tourism. 

Persons traveling under categories 2 through 8 above must apply for a "Certificate of Entry" (COE) at a Thai embassy or consulate abroad prior to departing for Thailand. Additionally, all persons must install the "ThailandPlus" mobile application and register to obtain an associated QR code for use upon arrival. Foreign nationals not eligible for visa-free travel may now submit applications to their local Thai embassy or consulate for a "Special Tourist Visa" (STV), which allow for stays in Thailand of up to 90 days and may be extended twice. Persons holding an STV must also obtain a COE prior to departure. A STV is NOT a substitute for a COE. All travelers are advised to contact their local Thai embassy or consulate regarding specific requirements for entry into Thailand from their location. Applications for a COE are available online at the following URL: https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/

All persons traveling to Thailand (including Thai nationals) must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test, hold medical insurance valid for use in Thailand with a minimum coverage amount of US$100,000, and must, at their own expense, undergo a 14-day quarantine at a designated facility. Commercial flights are operating on a semi-regular basis and the Thai government is organizing special repatriation flights for Thai nationals at regular intervals.
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
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Bahrain

Bahrain

Track Policy Changes
Entry into BahrainPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Quarantine
Travelers arriving from certain locations must undergo a 10-day quarantine.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals traveling from Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, or Zimbabwe are prohibited from entering Bahrain. This policy does not apply to lawful residents. Persons seeking to travel from any other location must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Test results must contain a QR code for verification. Travelers must also undergo a 10-day quarantine and additional PCR testing at the end of the quarantine period. This policy does not apply to persons who carry proof issued by Bahraini health authorities, or by an authority in a location approved by or recognized by Bahraini health authorities, that they have completed a full vaccination regimen with a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Bahrain. Such persons must undergo PCR testing upon arrival in Bahrain and again after 10 days. Additional exemptions exist for persons traveling from countries or regions in the European Union, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States who carry proof they have completed a full vaccination regimen with a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use those locations. Such persons must also carry proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, and must undergo additional PCR testing upon arrival in Bahrain and again after 10 days.
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Track Policy Changes
Entry into BangladeshPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
Quarantine
All travelers must undergo a 14-day quarantine.
Detailed Regulations
All travelers must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Travelers who have, at least 14 days prior to their intended departure, completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by Bangladeshi authorities must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Unvaccinated travelers must, at their own expense, undergo a 14-day quarantine at a designated hotel or other location. Such persons must present proof of a valid hotel booking prior to boarding flights bound for Bangladesh.
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
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