Are you planning to travel to the United States and wondering if you need a negative COVID-19 test? This article will provide you with all the information you need to know about the requirements for international travelers, including US citizens, lawful permanent residents, immigrants, and non-US citizens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for air passengers traveling to the United States. All travelers must provide contact information to airlines before boarding flights to the US. If you are not fully vaccinated and are allowed to travel to the US through an exception, you will be required to sign a certificate (legal statement) prior to boarding your flight stating that you comply with the exception.
Depending on the type of exception, you may also need to state that you have decided to take certain protective measures. For more information on COVID-19 vaccination testing requirements for air passengers, please visit the CDC website. It is important to isolate yourself in order to protect others from infection. Immigrants who are not fully vaccinated and who are allowed to travel to the US through an exception must meet the requirements of the certificate they signed before boarding their flight.
The US government website provides up-to-date safety and security information and allows travelers to sign up for email updates. It is important for travelers to understand how to stay safe abroad and what the Department of State can do for them in an emergency. A COVID-19 test is no longer required before departure for travelers entering the US. However, all travelers must provide their contact information within 72 hours of departure, and foreign nationals must sign a certificate that they are in the US before boarding their flight.
Before getting tested, make sure your destination accepts your test type.GoHealth Urgent Care offers clinic testing for select flights starting in the US. You can also use any of the 150+ clinics to get tested before your trip. Alternatively, you can order a LetsGetChecked home test kit to take with you before your trip. On average, you have a 48-hour response time for test results. We have partnered with Qured to offer a discount on Fit to Fly COVID-19 at-home testing (1-pack).
Use promo code AATRAVEL10 when checking out. You can save all your travel information in one place by downloading the American Airlines app and uploading your health and travel forms to “Get Ready to Fly” before your international flight to the US. American may (but is not required to) accept VeriFly application results as proof that it has met the target COVID testing requirements. Daon, the operator of the VeriFly application, can provide American with a copy of the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) certification, including any health information contained in the Declaration, so that we can comply with our legal obligation to submit the Declaration to the CDC upon request. Otherwise, American does not have access to the VeriFly application data. Daon operates and is the data controller with respect to the VeriFly application and is responsible for any questions or exercise of rights related to your use of the application. American is the data controller for the personal data we receive from you or through the CDC certification that Daon provides to American.