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North America: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel Restrictions

Updated on 14:44, Jul 23, 2021 UTC+8
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What are current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
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What policies have airlines put in place in response to COVID-19?
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Canada

Canada

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Entry into CanadaEntry prohibited
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Canada. This policy does not apply to lawful permanent residents, persons with special authorization, persons registered under Canada's "Indian Act," or protected persons. Further exemptions exist for foreign nationals who are an immediate or extended family member of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and who intend to remain in Canada for more than 15 days, persons authorized by the Canadian Public Health Agency to enter Canada for compassionate reasons, and persons who meet specific criteria for exemption from Canadian travel restrictions. All persons traveling by air from abroad (including the United States) must arrive at either Calgary International Airport (YYC), Montreal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR). All passenger flights from India and Pakistan are suspended.

All persons (including Canadian nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Upon arrival, all persons (including those arriving at land border checkpoints) must undergo testing for COVID-19, a 14-day quarantine at a suitable location, and an additional test on day 8 of their quarantine. All persons arriving by air must also carry proof of a valid booking for a 3-night stay in a government-authorized hotel. From July 5, 2021, the policy for additional testing and mandatory air traveler quarantine will not apply to persons authorized to enter Canada who carry proof they have completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use by Canadian authorities. Prior to departure, travelers must submit their personal information and a quarantine plan online via the "ArriveCAN" website or mobile application. Quarantine plans must include details on how the traveler intends to proceed to their quarantine location, how the traveler will obtain necessary items such as food, and how the traveler will access essential services or medical care if necessary. Border officials will assess this information at the port of entry.

Canada's land border with the United States is closed to all non-essential travel until further notice. Be advised, some province-level authorities in Canada have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions. More information, including about the "ArriveCAN" system, is available at the following URL: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/travel-restrictions-exemptions.html
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
Travelers are encouraged to undergo testing for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of arrival and to self-isolate for 7 days. All persons must wear a mask when using public conveyances.
Visa Services
The US government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel plans.
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.
Mexico

Mexico

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Entry into MexicoNormal
COVID-19 Testing
No medical tests are required for travel.
Quarantine
Quarantine is not enforced by the destination country/region. Please follow standard safety precautions.
Visa Services
Visa services are operating normally. Please check the embassy website for more details.
Detailed Regulations
Persons traveling to Mexico via air are required to complete a "Questionnaire of Identification of Risk Factors in Travelers." Mexico's land border with the United States is closed all to non-essential travel. Health questionnaires are available at: https://www.vuelaseguro.com/login
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
Travelers are encouraged to undergo testing for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of arrival and to self-isolate for 7 days. All persons must wear a mask when using public conveyances.
Visa Services
The US government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel plans.
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.
Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

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Entry into Antigua and BarbudaPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 7 days prior to departure.
Quarantine
Persons arriving by sea are subject to quarantine in accordance with guidelines established by local health authorities.
Detailed Regulations
All persons traveling by air (including transit passengers) must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 7 days prior to departure using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. This policy does not apply to children 11 years of age or younger. All air passengers may be required to undergo additional testing upon arrival. All persons arriving by sea are subject to quarantine according to health authorities in the port of arrival. All persons are required to complete a health declaration form and undergo temperature screening upon arrival in Antigua and Barbuda. More information is available at the following URL: https://visitantiguabarbuda.com/travel-advisory/
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
Travelers are encouraged to undergo testing for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of arrival and to self-isolate for 7 days. All persons must wear a mask when using public conveyances.
Visa Services
The US government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel plans.
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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Bahamas

Bahamas

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Entry into BahamasPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 5 days prior to departure.
Visa Services
All persons must apply online for a "Travel Health Visa" prior to departure for the Bahamas.
Detailed Regulations
All persons must carry proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 5 days prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. This policy does not apply to persons who hold proof they have completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by Bahamas authorities at least 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival. All travelers must complete an Electronic Health Visa form prior to arrival. Persons seeking to travel from Nassau and Paradise Island or from Grand Bahama to other locations in the Bahamas must carry proof vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test. More information, including a link to Electronic Health Visa forms, is available at the following URL: https://www.bahamas.com/travelupdates
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
Travelers are encouraged to undergo testing for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of arrival and to self-isolate for 7 days. All persons must wear a mask when using public conveyances.
Visa Services
The US government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel plans.
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.
Barbados

Barbados

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Entry into BarbadosPartially restricted
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.
Detailed Regulations
All persons, regardless of vaccination status, must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test performed by an accredited laboratory provider. This policy does not apply to children 4 years of age or younger provided they are not exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and are not traveling with someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19. All previous visa-free arrangements for Brazilian, Indian, and South African nationals are suspended. Nationals from those locations, regardless of vaccination status, must obtain a valid entry visa prior to departure. Upon arrival, such persons must undergo a 7-day quarantine and additional PCR testing on the 1st and 8th days following their arrival. All persons, regardless of origin, must submit an online immigration and customs form at least 24 hours prior to their scheduled departure, and are encouraged to directly upload their PCR test results prior to departure. More information, including links to registration forms, is available at the following URL: https://www.visitbarbados.org/covid-19-travel-guidelines-2020
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
Travelers are encouraged to undergo testing for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of arrival and to self-isolate for 7 days. All persons must wear a mask when using public conveyances.
Visa Services
The US government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel plans.
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.

Belize

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Cuba

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Curacao

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Dominica

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Dominican Republic

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El Salvador

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Grenada

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Guatemala

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Haiti

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Honduras

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Jamaica

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Nicaragua

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Panama

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Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Saint Lucia

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Sint Maarten

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Trinidad and Tobago

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Northern Mariana Islands

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FAQ
How often are COVID-19 travel restrictions updated?
Do I have to quarantine when I travel abroad?
What are current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Can I travel anywhere that does not have COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Am I allowed to travel if I previously had COVID-19?
What policies have airlines put in place in response to COVID-19?
How do I check current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
How can I be sure the information I find here is accurate?
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