Recommendations and Requirements
|Not Vaccinated||Fully Vaccinated|
|Get tested 1-3 days before traveling out of the US||Yes|
|Mandatory test required before flying to US||Yes||Yes|
|Get tested 3-5 days after travel||Yes||Yes|
|Self-quarantine after travel for 7 days with a negative test or 10 days without test||Yes|
|Self-monitor for symptoms||Yes||Yes|
|Wear a mask and take other precautions during travel||Yes||Yes|
Information for people who recently recovered from COVID-19
If you recovered from a documented COVID-19 infection within the last 3 months, follow all requirements and recommendations for fully vaccinated travelers except you do NOT need to get a test 3-5 days after travel unless you are symptomatic. People can continue to test positive for up to 3 months after diagnosis and not be infectious to others.
Updated 3 May 2021
According to the CDC:
Announcing Additions to the National Interest Exceptions: Travel in the national interest of the United States includes travel on a temporary basis that provides a substantial benefit to the U.S. economy including certain categories of students, academics, as well as certain business travelers, investors, treaty traders.
STUDENTS – F1, M1 and their dependents
Students and academics subject to these proclamations due to their presence in China, Iran, Brazil, India, or South Africa, may qualify for an NIE only if their academic program begins August 1, 2021 or later.
Students seeking to apply for new F-1 or M-1 visas should check the status of visa services at the nearest embassy or consulate; those applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified for an F-1 or M-1 visa will automatically be considered for an NIE to travel.
According to U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico Border Notices, the Canada and Mexico land port (car, commuter rail, or ferry) of entry permits as coming for essential travel "Individuals traveling to attend educational institutions." While students can go through the border, tourism is not permitted. This was extended again until 21 September 2021.
For more information, see the link below.