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Face masks required for all travelers

Federal law requires all travelers age 2 and older to wear a face mask with no vents or openings that fully covers their nose and mouth. Masks must be worn in the airport and during the entire flight, and between bites and sips if travelers are eating or drinking. This includes customer service counters and kiosks, airport lounges, gates and baggage claim areas. A face shield alone does not count as a face covering. Travelers who aren't wearing their masks in the airport or on board may be refused transport, be subject to fines, and could also lose their travel privileges on future United flights. Learn more

Travel waivers and updates

Due to fast-changing government mandates and restrictions, this information is subject to change anytime and without notice.

If you’re traveling internationally, you can find the latest country-specific information through the U.S. Department of State website. If you’re traveling to the U.S., please also see the entry requirements below and visit the CDC State and Territorial Health website for up-to-date restrictions on each U.S. state.

If you’re traveling within the U.S., please visit the CDC State and Territorial Health website for up-to-date restrictions on each U.S. state.

If you’ve already booked your flight, you can also find helpful information specific to you and your upcoming trip in the Travel-Ready Center.

There are currently no travel waivers in effect.​​

 

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Waiver:

Vaccination and testing requirements and waiver for travel to the U.S.

Beginning November 8, 2021, travelers who are not U.S. citizens or legal residents, and traveling to the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa, will be allowed to enter the country if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Official documentation to verify vaccination status will be required, along with proof of a negative test or recovery as described below for U.S. citizens.

In addition to testing and vaccination requirements, all travelers entering the U.S. on or after November 8, 2021, will be required to provide information for the purposes of contact tracing. This includes personal contact information and details about your travel plans. This information will only be used by the CDC to track potential exposure to an infectious disease, such as COVID-19.

Very limited exceptions to these rules may apply. Learn more about the latest rules for travel to the U.S. below, or read the official guidance from the CDC.

The CDC requires all travelers flying to or transiting through the U.S. from international destinations, including U.S. citizens, to provide proof of either a negative COVID-19 test within the last three days or documentation of recovery from COVID-19.

The COVID-19 test must:

  • Be a viral test (NAAT or antigen) with a “negative” or “COVID-19 not detected” result (test results marked “invalid” will not be accepted)
  • Be taken no more than three days before departure from the first embarkation point
  • Show written proof of the traveler’s negative test result and include the traveler’s name and other identifying details matching those on the traveler’s passport or other valid form of identification

Documentation of recovery must include:

  • Proof of a positive test result issued at most 90 days before departure (results must state “positive” or “detected” – tests marked “invalid” will not be accepted)
  • A letter from a licensed health care provider or public health official clearing them for travel
  • The traveler’s name and other identifying details matching those on the traveler’s passport or other valid form of identification

Travelers must show written proof of their negative test result or documentation of recovery before boarding. This requirement does not apply to children under 2; U.S. military personnel and civilian employees, dependents or contractors traveling on orders; or those traveling entirely within the United States, including the 50 U.S. states, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some states or territories may have individual entry restrictions in addition to the federal regulation for international travel to the U.S. We recommend checking the CDC website before your trip to learn more.

The CDC allows you to use a self-test as long as the test follows the criteria above and meets the additional procedural requirements listed on their website. Visit our COVID-19 testing page to view the self-testing options we offer.

Before traveling to the U.S. as a noncitizen, make sure all other travel documents are valid and up-to-date, including your ESTA status (for eligible travelers visiting the U.S. for 90 days or less). Learn more about ESTA

To check specific entry restrictions for your trip, please enter your information on our Travel Restrictions page.

Updated November 18, 2021

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Change fees are gone

We've permanently gotten rid of change fees for most Economy and premium cabin tickets for travel within the U.S., or between the U.S. and Mexico or the Caribbean. There also won't be change fees for other international travel originating in the U.S. Learn more

For all other standard Economy and premium cabin tickets, change fees are waived through December 31, 2021. Basic Economy tickets can only be changed if they’re issued by December 31, 2021, for travel commencing by December 31, 2021. See terms and conditions

We’re extending electronic certificates

To give you more flexibility when you travel, electronic certificates are now valid for 24 months from the date they were issued. This includes all currently valid electronic certificates and all new ones issued on or after April 1, 2020. All electronic certificates due to expire prior to December 31, 2022, will be extended until December 31, 2022.

This policy change will automatically appear, but it may not be reflected everywhere right away. We’d appreciate your patience as we work to make that happen.

Award flight redeposit fees waived

We’re waiving redeposit fees for award flights that are canceled at least 30 days before the departure date. You can also change your award flight with no fee. Learn more about changing or canceling your award flight.

Traveling on partner airlines

If your trip includes travel on another airline, we recommend reviewing their travel guidelines to ensure you have a smooth trip.

For more information about what to do if your travel is affected by a waiver, visit the Flight Delays and Cancellations page.

China: Travel restrictions

China has issued entry restrictions for passengers traveling to mainland China. Chinese nationals and those with passports exempt from this rule will be allowed to enter. Foreign nationals holding China residence permits traveling for work, personal matters, and/or reunions are allowed entry into China with a relevant visa. Please contact the Chinese Embassy or consulate to confirm your travel validity. All passengers entering mainland China will be administered a COVID-19 test, are subject to medical screening and must undergo a 14-day compulsory quarantine at their own expense at the first point of entry.

Flying on United nonstop from the U.S. to mainland China

Passengers bound for China via nonstop/direct flights must take nucleic acid and IgM antibody tests at a test provider in the vicinity of their departure city within 48 hours before boarding. Both tests have to be negative. The test result page should include traveler name, date of birth, type of test conducted, result of test, report date, and name and contact information of the test facility. Children aged 2 and under are exempt from the U.S. departure test requirement. Travelers from San Francisco can find more details on testing requirements here.

Chinese nationals must upload their negative test result to the WeChat health app. The WeChat app will generate a QR code with an “HS” mark that allows the passenger to board flights to mainland China. United also encourages you to carry paper or electronic copies of your test results.

Foreign nationals with valid entry visas for mainland China are required to submit a nucleic acid and IgM antibody tests at a test provider in the U.S. within 48 hours before boarding. Foreign nationals must submit their test results to the Chinese Government for verification at https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/. Once approved foreign nationals will receive a green QR code with an "HDC" mark that must be presented to United representatives in printed or electronic form.

Flying to mainland China on a flight with a connection in the U.S. or another country

Passengers traveling to mainland China from the U.S. via a connection in another country, such as Japan, or passengers originating outside of the U.S. and making a connection in the U.S. to mainland China, must take nucleic acid and IgM antibody tests within the vicinity of the city from which they board their nonstop/direct flight to China within 48 hours before boarding, and then take both tests a second time in their last transit country within 48 hours before boarding the flight to China. The test result page should include traveler name, date of birth, type of test conducted, result of test, report date, and name and contact information of the test facility. Children aged 2 and under are exempt from the U.S. departure test requirement.

The requirements for Chinese nationals and foreign nationals to submit their test results to the Chinese Government for verification outlined above also apply to passengers traveling on connecting flights.

As tests are not available in the transit zones of major airports in transit countries, please use caution when choosing to fly to China via connecting flights, especially if you’re booking through a combination of airlines. Passengers are advised to consult the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in the transit country about the latest policies on nucleic acid and IgM antibody tests and entry requirements, and apply for a visa if necessary, to avoid being detained in the transit countries. Due to likely challenges of complying with the revised Chinese Government testing requirement for passenger traveling to China via a connection in a third country, United may cancel passenger itineraries and re-accommodate the passenger on other routing options.

For more information on the above please visit the Chinese Embassy website or the Civil Aviation Administration of China website.

Vaccinated travelers

Effective May 3, 2021, vaccinated travelers are required to follow the procedures below in addition to obtaining both COVID-19 tests and following all other health protocols.

Travelers inoculated with inactivated vaccines: Vaccinated travelers must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccine inoculation and a COVID-19 Vaccination Declaration form with other required documents. If the PCR test result is negative and the IgM antibody test result is positive, the traveler must fill out the declaration form truthfully and sign. Currently, China’s SINOPHARM and SINOVAC vaccines are inactivated vaccines.

Travelers inoculated with non-inactivated vaccines must complete the following:

  • When doing the PCR/IgM tests at a designated testing institution, the traveler must ask that the IgM antibody test on N-protein be added automatically with the same specimen if the IgM antibody test is positive. Further, the traveler must give consent to the testing institution to provide test results to the Consulate-General that oversees their gateway city.
  • The traveler must fill out the COVID-19 Vaccination Declaration form truthfully and sign. Proof of vaccine inoculation and the IgM antibody on N protein test results must be submitted with the other required test and travel documents. If the IgM antibody on N-protein test results are included in the PCR/IgM test reports, a separated N-protein test result will not be required.
  • Currently, Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and the Chinese brand CanSinoBIO are all non-inactivated vaccines.

Vaccinated travelers should truthfully report the vaccination situation and show proof of vaccine inoculation during PCR/IgM test. If travelers do not know if the inoculated vaccines are inactivated or non-inactivated, or do not know the prescribed doses, they can consult the vaccination institutions or PCR/IgM testing institutions.

The proof of vaccine inoculation should be authentic and valid, and include the vaccinated traveler’s name, date of birth, vaccine brand, inoculation date and prescribed doses.

The Consulate General will verify the authenticity of the inactivated vaccine’s inoculation proof through existing method, and the authenticity of the non-inactivated vaccine’s inoculation proof through N-protein test. The Consulate General may contact the vaccination institutions for verification when necessary. The Consulate General will not issue the QR Code for travelers with untruthful applications, false proof of vaccine inoculation, or if unable to determine the authenticity of vaccine inoculation.

Updated April 30, 2021

Hong Kong: Travel restrictions

Hong Kong limits who is allowed to enter based upon a country-by-country categorization of COVID-19 risk. For a table that illustrates eligibility to travel to Hong Kong, visit www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html

The government of Hong Kong requires travelers departing the U.S. (or who have been to a high-risk country as defined by the government of Hong Kong in Group A) to obtain the documents listed below before traveling. United is required to confirm each traveler has the following documents before allowing them to board the flight:

  • Proof of vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to arrival
  • A medical certificate with a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) nucleic acid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result. The certificate must be in Chinese or English, indicate a PCR sampling was performed within 72 hours prior to scheduled departure time of the last direct flight to Hong Kong, and have the name of the passenger identical to that on their travel document.
  • Documentary proof (in English or Chinese) to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognized or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located. This can be in the form of a copy of Certificate of Accreditation, Certificate of Compliance, or information printed out from an official government website. Please note that documentary proof is required even if the test report from the laboratory or healthcare institution contains an ISO accreditation reference.
  • Proof of a hotel reservation for 21 days quarantine or more upon arrival, including returning residents. This proof must be in Chinese or English. The hotel must be listed on https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf
  • Medical declaration form found at chp.gov.hk/hdf/

Travelers departing the U.S. must quarantine for 21 days at a designated quarantine hotel and meet the following conditions:

Updated October 19, 2021

India: Travel restrictions

India has various travel restrictions in place; travelers should confirm they meet the entry requirements by visiting the Indian Embassy website.

Beginning November 15, 2021, India will allow foreign nationals (nonresidents of India) to enter the country for tourism on commercial flights. These travelers are required to hold a valid E-Visa or Tourist Visa issued on or after October 6, 2021. E-Visas or Tourist Visas issued before this date remain suspended.

Customers traveling on United from the U.S. to India nonstop must complete four online data submissions:

  • First, the Indian Government requires that you provide contact information at check-in before you travel. You won’t be able to complete the check-in process without filling out this information.
  • Second, install the “Arogya Setu” app on your personal devices.
  • Third, travelers are required to complete an online self-declaration and quarantine agreement form at least three days prior to departure. To complete this task, passengers are required to visit https://www.newdelhiairport.in/covid19, click on the “Air Suvidha” drop-down link, and then click the self-declaration tab in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Fourth, all travelers must also upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or LAMP test result conducted within 72 hours prior to departure with their self-health declaration. The test results are uploaded through the self-declaration tab. Children younger than 5 years old are exempt from the testing requirement.
  • Once completed, passengers will receive a unique reference number and copy of the submitted form. Before boarding, travelers must verify that they’ve completed these forms electronically and present their negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result prior to departure. They’ll also be required to present copies of the forms upon arrival in India.

Quarantine is at the traveler’s expense and additional details of the duration of quarantine and exemptions are available at https://www.newdelhiairport.in/covid19. Travelers who submit proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure may be exempt from the institutional quarantine requirement but are still required to comply with the at home/place of stay quarantine. The test report must be uploaded to the online health portal for consideration. Each traveler must also submit a declaration that the report is authentic.

Travelers intending to connect to other points in India upon arrival from an international flight may be required to first quarantine and/or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before taking a connecting flight.

Updated November 16, 2021

Japan: Travel restrictions

Japan is requiring all travelers to Japan, including Japanese nationals, to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before departure. If a traveler is unable to submit the test result, they’ll be denied boarding. If a traveler cannot get tested, they need special permission to enter Japan from their local Japanese embassy/consulate with a waived test requirement.

Japan prefers use of its standardized test form, but if that’s not possible, the test result should include:

  • Name, Passport number, Nationality, Date of birth, Sex
  • Testing method for COVID-19 sample can only be nasopharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab, or saliva
  • Specimen collection date and time, test result date, date of issue
  • Name and address of medical institution
  • Signature by doctor, imprint of a seal
  • All items must be written in English

The following types of tests, through nasopharyngeal swab or saliva collection methods only, are accepted:

  • NAAT:
    • Realtime RT-PCR (real time reverse transcription PCR)
    • LAMP (Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification)
    • TMA (Transcription Mediated Amplification)
    • TRC (Transcription Reverse-transcription concerted reaction)
    • Smart Amp (Smart Amplification process)
    • NEAR (Nicking Enzyme Amplification Reaction)
  • Non NAAT:
    • Next Generation Sequence
    • Quantitative Antigen Test (CLEIA)

Travelers arriving from certain designated countries, including UK, South Africa, Ireland, Israel, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovakia, Denmark, Germany, Nigeria, France and Belgium will be tested on arrival and then required to quarantine at a government facility. Travelers arriving from other locations including the U.S. will be tested on arrival and if negative, allowed to isolate at home/place of stay for 14 days. Vaccinated business travelers are required to quarantine for a minimum of three days. Those seeking to enter Japan for business reasons are required to have their Japan based office file quarantine and activity plans with the Japanese Government.

Travelers are required to complete this written pledge confirming they will honor the rules of self-isolation.

All arriving travelers are required to download the apps found here to their phone prior to arrival in Japan for contact tracing purposes. If the traveler doesn’t have a smart device for downloading the apps, they’ll need to rent a phone upon arrival to do so.

Travelers who have been in the countries listed in the first section of this page in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter, with some exceptions. Japan has also suspended or invalidated various visas. Be sure to check your visa validity.

U.S. Status of Force Agreement (SOFA) military personnel and their dependents, as well as civilians and contractors working for U.S. military installations in Japan, and their dependents, are exempt from COVID-19 testing requirements at point of departure.

Updated November 9, 2021

Singapore: Travel restrictions

Effective January 5, 2022, United will relaunch service between San Francisco and Singapore. United flights will operate in compliance with the Singapore Government’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) program whereby only vaccinated customers will be allowed to board United flights to Singapore. Under the VTL program, travelers are not required to undergo extended quarantine upon arrival in Singapore. All United flights to Singapore operate in compliance with the VTL program.

All United flights to Singapore operate in compliance with the VTL program. If you are connecting to Singapore on another airline and/or are traveling to Singapore prior to January 5, 2022, check with the operating carrier to determine if your itinerary includes a VTL or non-VTL flight and to review any other requirements of the operating carrier.

Customers will need to comply with the official requirements below to travel on a United flight to Singapore. All other Singapore visa and travel requirements apply.

Starting January 5, 2022, all travelers to Singapore must:

  • Be fully vaccinated, and have valid proof of vaccination issued in any VTL country/region or Singapore, regardless of which VTL country/region the traveler departs from. For information on vaccine requirements visit: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/health/vtsg
  • Have only travelled to/transited via any VTL countries/regions, Category I countries/regions and/or Singapore, in the last 14 consecutive days before departing for Singapore;
  • Undergo a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or Antigen Rapid Test (ART) within two days before the scheduled departure time at an internationally accredited laboratory, clinic, or medical facility, and obtain a test result certificate in English stating the following:
    • Traveler’s name, and at least one other personal identifier such as the date of birth or passport number corresponding exactly with the information in the traveler’s passport used for entry into Singapore; 
    • Negative COVID-19 test result;
    • Date and time when the COVID-19 test was taken;
    • Name of the testing institution conducting the COVID-19 test;
  • Undergo a COVID-19 PCR test at the airport upon arrival at Singapore, take private transportation or taxi to their local place of accommodation as declared in the VTL application, and remain isolated at the place of accommodation until the on-arrival test result is confirmed to be negative
  • Foreign nationals/short term visitors only:
    • Obtain a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) which is valid for a single entry into Singapore. Such entry must be during the approved period stated in the VTP approval. A VTP must be obtained between 7 and 60 days prior to date of entry at Singapore. Click here to apply for a VTP: https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/STO1/VTL
    • Download the TraceTogether app and keep it activated while in Singapore
    • Purchase travel insurance with a minimum of 30,000 Singapore Dollars

Unvaccinated children aged 12 and below in the calendar year are eligible to enter Singapore on a VTL flight without applying for a VTP. However, they must comply with all other VTL conditions, including being accompanied by a fully vaccinated VTL traveler.

According to the Singapore Government, if a vaccination record was issued in the U.S. but the traveler is unable to produce a digitally verifiable vaccination certificate, either proof of vaccination below may be provided to obtain the VTP:

  • Digital vaccination record retrieved through the state or local health authority public database
  • Physical vaccination record and a letter signed by the vaccination provider attesting to vaccination status. The attestation letter should contain:
    • Name and at least one other personal identifier such as the date of birth or passport number corresponding exactly with the information in your passport used for entry into Singapore;
    • Name of the vaccine administered for each dose; and
    • Date when each dose was administered.

Additional information on the VTL program can be found at: https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/vtl/requirements-and-process

Finally, travelers should apply for an SG Arrival Card (SGAC) with their pre-trip health and travel history declaration, and within three days before arriving at Singapore. More information on the SGAC: https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard/

Updated November 16, 2021

South Korea: Travel restrictions

All travelers, including Korean nationals, are required to show written proof of a negative COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT, PCR, SDA or TMA test taken at most 3 days before departure from their first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English or Korean or accompanied by a certified English or Korean translation, include the date of the test and when the certificate was issued, and the traveler’s name and date of birth must match the name and date of birth on their passport. This does not apply to passengers under the age of 6.

All passengers are subject to COVID-19 testing upon arrival, and those without a permanent residence in Korea must undergo a 10-day quarantine in a government facility at their own expense in addition to filling out the Agreement to Facility Quarantine document. Korean nationals who arrive without a negative COVID-19 test result or with an invalid test result must undergo 10-day quarantine in a government facility at their own expense and complete an Agreement to Facility Quarantine document. Any travelers who show symptoms for COVID-19 and test positive upon arrival are subject to a fine. Nationals and residents of Korea are required to install the self-quarantine safety protection mobile app (iOS, Android). Customers that intend to remain in Korea for a short stay are required to install the self-diagnosis mobile app.

Korean nationals who verify that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may be exempt from the quarantine requirement. This exemption applies only to travelers who received their vaccinations in Korea, and only if they test negative and are asymptomatic for COVID-19 upon arrival. This exemption doesn’t apply to U.S. military personnel based in South Korea. Travelers may still need to remain in isolation at home or in a quarantine facility until they receive their negative test result.

Beginning July 1, 2021, the same exemption from the quarantine will apply to fully vaccinated travelers from overseas.

Some short-term visas and visa exemptions are temporarily suspended. For the full set of entry requirements, please use our Travel Requirements page. You can also find the latest information on the website for the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in the Republic of Korea.

The Gangnam City Terminal is temporarily closed for check-in until further notice. Travelers should proceed to the airport for baggage acceptance.

Updated November 4, 2021

Taiwan: Travel restrictions

Only nationals of Taiwan and other exempt travelers will be allowed to enter. Foreign nationals who wish to travel to Taiwan for reasons other than tourism can apply for a special entry permit. U.S. nationals may contact the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Offices (TECRO) in the U.S. For more information on entry restrictions and requirements, visit https://www.roc-taiwan.org/us_en/index.html and https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/Kv_CAyPGVhXXkntQgLsGNA?typeid=158

All passengers must complete an electronic quarantine form 48 hours prior to arrival. Starting January 15, all passengers must have a confirmed booking at a hotel or quarantine facility or present a completed affidavit obtained before departure at https://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/ or upon arrival. Additionally, Taiwan requires travelers traveling to Taiwan to present a medical certificate of a negative COVID-19 test issued at most three working days prior to boarding the flight to Taiwan. Acceptable test methods include PCR, RT-PCR, RT-qPCR, NAAT, LAMP and RNA testing.

Taiwanese nationals and travelers with Ministry of Foreign Affairs IDs are allowed to enter Taiwan without a medical certificate, but they will be required to get a test on arrival at their own expense, and will be fined NT$10,000-$150,000 if they do not present a printed and signed Entry Quarantine Affidavit. Download the form here

Travelers entering under the following circumstances are exempt from the fine, but must still be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival:

  • Emergency situations, such as:
    • Returning home for the funeral of a relative within the second degree of kinship
    • Visiting a relative within the second degree of kinship who is gravely ill
    • Special emergency medical care program approved by the competent authority
  • The traveler is coming to Taiwan from a place of departure which has been announced by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) as a country/region where COVID-19 RT-PCR test reports cannot be obtained.
  • The traveler has applied for a special agency program and received the approval of CECC. The traveler must apply such program for necessary and short-term official business or business affairs, and must take preventive measures while overseas.
  • The traveler has departed from Taiwan and returned within 3 days.

Updated June 28, 2021

Australia: Travel restrictions

Effective November 1 arrival date in Australia, the country has implemented new rules for Australian citizens, residents and some other select travelers flying to Australia. Most foreigners are still not able to enter Australia.

For fully vaccinated travelers, defined as 14 days since second shot for double-shot vaccines and 7 days for single-shot vaccines, you’re allowed to travel by providing proof of vaccination at check-in. If you were fully vaccinated in Australia, you can use your international COVID-19 vaccination certificate. If you were fully vaccinated outside Australia and have not registered your vaccinations in the Australian Vaccination Register (AIR), you can use a foreign vaccination certificate. The certificate must meet certain requirements to be accepted. Learn more

For unvaccinated travelers, Australia has severely limited the number of travelers per day, and you’ll be required to quarantine upon arrival. Unvaccinated customers booked on United flights are required to contact United immediately for assistance. Requirements and contact details can be found on the Travel-Ready Center. We’ll do our best to accommodate your intended travel dates, but due to Australian government restrictions, we may not be able to accommodate all unvaccinated traveler requests. If there is insufficient capacity for unvaccinated customers, you may be given options to rebook or seek a refund. If you’re denied boarding on the day of travel because of Australian government restrictions, denied boarding compensation will not be paid.

All travelers are required to provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.

Finally, travelers are asked to complete an Australia Travel Declaration (ATD) at least 72 hours prior to departure. Information on how to complete the declaration can be found here: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/australia-travel-declaration

Visit the Australian government’s website for more information about who is allowed to enter Australia, accepted vaccines, accepted tests, information on quarantine for the unvaccinated and possible exemptions on entry restrictions, testing, and vaccines.

Updated October 29, 2021

Guam: Travel restrictions

All incoming travelers to Guam are exempt from quarantine if:

  • They’re fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine, meaning two weeks after completing their vaccine regimen, and on arrival present:
    • a photo ID
    • a COVID-19 vaccination record card showing their name, date of birth, vaccination dates and brand of vaccine
    • a secondary form of vaccination verification such as health record, official letter or receipt of vaccine and
    • a signed declaration attesting to a COVID-19 vaccination
  • They present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Guam.

Travelers arriving with a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Guam are subject to home quarantine and monitoring as provided by the local Public Health.

Note: Customers vaccinated in Guam can use the WebIZ application and are not required to show a secondary vaccine verification.

Travelers who’ve recovered from COVID-19 within three months before their arrival and show no symptoms of infection may be eligible for a quarantine exemption if they present:

  • a photo ID
  • a valid positive COVID-19 PCR test result collected between 10-90 days before arrival and
  • a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result collected within 10 days before arrival along with a clearance from a physician, clinic or health department

The Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency has also launched an Electronic Declaration Form (EDF) to expedite your arrival process at the airport. Travelers can fill out the form on their mobile device or computer 72 hours prior to arriving in Guam.

For more information on travel requirements and a list of quarantine exemptions, visit the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services website.

Updated July 6, 2021

Ghana: Travel restrictions

Travelers must have a qualifying negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point, unless exempt. The test result must have a QR code obtained from globalhaven.org or trustedtravel.panabios.org. This doesn’t apply to children under 5 years of age and nationals and residents of Ghana returning within one week.

Nationals and residents of Ghana returning within one week without a qualifying negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to a test upon arrival.

Travelers must complete an online Port Health Declaration Form before arrival. Travelers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense and must have a payment confirmation obtained before departure at myfrontierhealthcare.com/Home/Ghana, unless exempt. This doesn’t apply to children under 5 years old. A copy of the arrival COVID-19 test payment must be printed to show the airline at departure and at the airport in Ghana on arrival.

Travelers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and could be subject to quarantine for 7 days at their own expense.

Updated September 3, 2021

South Africa: Travel restrictions

Travelers entering or transiting through South Africa must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. This doesn’t apply to travelers younger than 5 years of age.

This also doesn’t apply to travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 – they must have the original positive COVID-19 test result and a letter issued by a medical practitioner showing they are fit to fly and have completed a 10-day isolation period.

Travelers must complete a "Traveler Health Questionnaire" upon arrival and are subject to medical screening.

Updated November 16, 2021

Marshall Islands: Travel restrictions

Travelers are not allowed to enter the Marshall Islands.

Updated September 4, 2020

Micronesia: Travel restrictions

Until further notice, no passengers will be allowed to deplane at any of the four states in the Federated States of Micronesia including Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae.

New Zealand: Travel restrictions

New Zealand’s borders are closed to most travelers. You still have a legal right to come to New Zealand if you’re:

  • a New Zealand citizen
  • a New Zealand resident with valid travel conditions.

There are a small number of limited exceptions to the closure of New Zealand's borders for people who aren’t citizens or residents.

All travelers entering New Zealand must register for their 14-day managed isolation and quarantine prior to departure through miq.govt.nz. They must also show proof of their pre-booked Managed Isolation Allocation System (MIAS) Voucher at check-in.

For more information please visit the New Zealand Government website.

Passengers entering or transiting through New Zealand from most countries must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR, RT-PCR, LAMP or antigen test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. This does not apply to:

  • Passengers younger than 2 years old
  • Passengers arriving from Australia, Antarctica or most Pacific island nations
  • Passengers with a medical certificate stating that they are not infectious with COVID-19 (only if the medical examination was taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point)

Updated January 26, 2021

Palau: Travel restrictions

Travelers coming to Palau must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine with the final dose administered at least 14 days before departure to Palau. Unvaccinated travelers under 12 are allowed to enter Palau but must follow all of the requirements below.

All travelers must also provide either a negative result of a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 3 days prior to departure from the first embarkation point or proof of recovery from COVID-19. If you provide proof of recovery, you must include documentation of a recent positive viral test and a letter from a healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you have recovered and are cleared to travel. Children under 3 are exempt.

Updated June 18, 2021

Philippines: Travel restrictions

The government of the Philippines is restricting travel, and only the following categories of travelers will be allowed to board:

  • Citizens of the Philippines, including Overseas Filipino or Overseas Filipino Workers and their foreign spouses, minors or children with special needs of nationals traveling with them
  • Foreign spouses, parents and/or children of Filipino citizens who are not traveling with a citizen of the Philippines, but have a valid 9(a) visa with annotation “EED not required per IATF Resolution No. 128 (s2021)”
  • Holders of 9(e) or 47(a)(2) visas
  • Foreign seafarers with 9(c) visa holding seaman’s book
  • Foreign nationals endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and having a valid visa
  • Travelers with a certificate showing they completed COVID-19 vaccination in the Philippines at least 14 days before arriving

The government of the Philippines currently has a travel ban on passengers who have been in a country or territory included on the “Red List” from the government’s Civil Aeronautics Board in the last 14 days. Passengers who have been in transit through any of these countries will be allowed to enter if they are able to present a pre-booked accommodation in an accredited quarantine facility in the Philippines.

All travelers will be required to complete a case investigation form (e-cif) prior to departure. Customers should complete the case investigation form 3 days prior to the flight and should bring a printed copy of their unique QR registration code.

Foreign nationals and non-OFW returning Filipino nationals may complete their e-cif on the following sites:

Travelers arriving into the Philippines are required to quarantine in an accredited facility and undergo a COVID-19 test on the seventh day after arrival. If the test result is positive, the traveler will be required to continue the quarantine for up to 11 days in the quarantine hotel from their arrival. If the test result is negative, the traveler is allowed to proceed to their final destination in the Philippines. The passengers must therefore have a reservation for at least 10 nights at an accredited hotel found within this list: https://quarantine.doh.gov.ph/boq-allowed-and-dot-accredited-quarantine-facilities-as-of-july-22-2021/

The following are exempt from the 10-night hotel-quarantine requirement:

  • Citizens of the Philippines who are fully vaccinated and have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
  • Passengers holding a diplomat 9(e) or 47(a)( 2) visa, who must undergo a PCR test on arrival and may self-isolate at home for 14 days.
  • Fully vaccinated passengers holding proof of vaccination may shorten their quarantine stay to 7 days if they have either 1) completed their vaccination in the Philippines, or 2) completed their vaccination abroad and have stayed for at least 14 days in any of the listed “green countries ” prior to their arrival in the Philippines.

All passengers must register with the Philippine Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) One Health Pass (OHP) to declare their personal information, health status and travel history and complete an Electronic Health Declaration Certificate (e-HDC). Here’s the two-step registration process:

Step 1: One Health Pass Registration

Prior to your departure date, register through https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/ and complete all the required fields. Please ensure that you save a copy of your unique transaction number as you’ll need it for the e-HDC Registration on the day of your departure.

Step 2: Electronic Health Declaration Certificate (e-HDC)

On the day of your departure, you must fill out the e-HDC at https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/ by entering your unique transaction number generated during the One Health Pass Registration. Upon completing all the information, you’ll receive a unique QR code which will be required during check-in. It’s recommended you save a screenshot on your mobile phone or print out a copy (if registration is done through a PC or laptop) to avoid any inconveniences during check-in. Children and infants should have their own individual One Health Pass and e-HDC registration. Parents can register on their behalf and ensure that a file of the QR code is saved. This e-HDC QR code is subject for validation upon arrival in the Philippines.

You won’t be allowed to board unless this process is completed.

Non-essential travel by citizens and residents of the Philippines is approved. If you’re a citizen or resident of the Philippines and departing for non-essential travel, you’ll be required to show proof of a roundtrip ticket, travel and international health insurance, and a BI declaration form acknowledging risk of travel. Additionally, outbound travelers are also required to download the TRAZE app prior to their journey.

Visit the Philippine Embassy’s website and the Philippine Bureau of Immigration site at www.immigration.gov.ph for more and updated information.

Updated November 18, 2021

Saipan: Travel restrictions

Persons entering the Northern Mariana Islands must complete a CNMI Mandatory Health Declaration Form at least 72 hours before arrival. All inbound domestic travelers are required to provide additional contact information on the mandatory health declaration form, and quarantine will be determined by the vaccination status of the traveler and their household.

Travelers verified as fully vaccinated and verified as residing in a fully vaccinated household or lodging are not required to quarantine. Fully vaccinated travelers will be required to get tested for COVID-19 between 3-5 days after arrival, depending on their day of exit from the CNMI. If exiting prior to day 5, their contacts will also be required to test for COVID-19.

Fully vaccinated travelers not verified as residing in a fully vaccinated household or lodging are required to quarantine for 5 days in a designated government facility and will be tested after the 5-day quarantine. This includes a fully vaccinated traveler residing with children ineligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Unvaccinated travelers are required to quarantine in a designated government facility for seven (7) days and will be tested after the 7-day quarantine. Any traveler who tests positive for COVID-19 will be isolated in the designated government facility for an additional 10 days.

Updated November 18, 2021

Tahiti: French Polynesia travel restrictions

Unvaccinated travelers and any traveler who has not been in a green zone jurisdiction for at least 15 consecutive days prior to travel must fill out and receive approval to travel from the office of the High Commission in Papeete via the ETIS platform by completing the Administrative Application and ETIS application between 30 days and 6 days before departure. These travelers will need to provide a compelling reason other than tourism to enter French Polynesia. The registration receipt and authorization to travel approvals will be sent by the French Polynesia Government to the traveler at the end of the document collection process.

Vaccinated travelers are required to complete only the ETIS application (authorization from High Commission in Papeete is not required for vaccinated travelers).

A negative RT-PCR test is required for anyone 11 years or older 3 days prior to departure even if vaccinated. Antigen tests taken up to 48 hours prior to departure are also accepted. Vaccinated travelers must show vaccine verification documentation prior to boarding their flight and the vaccine process must be completed 8 days before departure.

Upon arrival there will be an antigen test for anyone 6 years and older. On day 4 after arrival there will be another test. For those not vaccinated, including travelers with proof of immunity, a 10-day quarantine is required with two tests during that period. Children who have not been vaccinated but are traveling with a parent or legal guardian who has been vaccinated will not be subject to quarantine. Children who have not been vaccinated and are traveling alone will have to spend 10 days in quarantine with a legal guardian at their own expense.

Travelers need to wait 7 days from their last dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine before traveling from the U.S. to Tahiti. Travelers must wait 28 days after receiving their dose of the Janssen vaccine before traveling from the U.S. to Tahiti. Travelers coming from the U.S are required to apply through ETIS between 30 days and 6 days prior to their departure. Travelers who have not been in the U.S. for 30 consecutive days prior to departure may be refused entry.

Vaccinated travelers who submitted an ETIS application but haven’t received a receipt will be allowed to enter if they’ve been in a green zone country for more than 15 consecutive days and have proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test.

For more information, visit tahititourisme.com/en-us/covid-19 or https://fr.calameo.com/read/0034615031db1ff1cf564

Updated November 23, 2021

Antigua and Barbuda: Travel restrictions

Customers 18 years of age and older must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received one dose of the vaccine before arrival. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca, Covishield, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V.

Fully vaccinated customers entering or transiting through Antigua and Barbuda must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or antigen test result based on a nasal or oral swab. Partially vaccinated customers or nonvaccinated customers under 18 years of age must have a negative RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 4 days before departure from the first embarkation point and doesn’t apply to travelers younger than 5 years of age.

Antiguan nationals and residents with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival and a negative COVID-19 PCR test are not subject to quarantine. Partially vaccinated nationals will be required to follow quarantine protocols.

Customers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and could be subject to COVID-19 test. Those are quarantined must do so at a government designated facility and at their own cost.

In addition, customers must complete a "Health Declaration Form" form upon arrival. Learn more

Updated November 23, 2021

Aruba: Travel restrictions

The Government of Aruba requires all arriving passengers, including infants, to have a travel authorization card processed within 72 hours prior to their trip for approval to board their flight to Aruba. Travelers can complete the travel authorization process at www.edcardaruba.aw.

U.S. travelers can either take a required COVID-19 test upon arrival or upload a negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours prior to departure. Results from the following types of tests are accepted: CRISPR, HAD, LAMP, NEAR, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, SDA and TMA.

Health insurance must be purchased before departure and available at the same website. This does not apply to:

  • Residents of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao
  • Travelers departing on the same calendar day
  • Dutch military personnel, their spouse and children

Updated August 6, 2021

Bahamas: Travel restrictions

Travelers must complete a “Health Travel Visa” application at travel.gov.bs before departure. You must upload a negative COVID-19 test result (based on either a rapid antigen test or PCR test) or select relevant exemption category, and provide your contact information. All visitors are required to opt in to mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when applying for their Health Travel Visa. You must present the approved Health Travel Visa application at check-in and upon arrival.

Travelers must have printed or electronic proof of a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result from a sample dated no more than five days before arrival in the Bahamas. The following types of tests are accepted: NAAT, PCR, RNA, RT-PCR and TMA. Rapid antigen test results are accepted only for those who are fully vaccinated, or for children age 2-11. Travelers under age 2 are exempt from testing requirements (note that all children traveling with you must be included on your Health Travel Visa application). Test results must be uploaded to the travel.gov.bs website in order to obtain the Health Travel Visa.

Fully vaccinated customers will be required to upload negative test results in addition to valid proof of vaccination (government-issued vaccine record or CDC vaccination card) during the application process. Vaccination certificates must be uploaded at travel.gov.bs in order to receive the required Travel Health Visa.

For the duration of the visit, travelers must complete a daily online health questionnaire for symptom tracking purposes. You’ll also be required to take a COVID-19 rapid test on the fifth day of your visit (unless you’re departing on or before your fifth day).

Travelers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and quarantine with monitoring for 14 days at their own expense.

Updated August 6, 2021

Bermuda: Travel restrictions

All travelers to Bermuda need to have an approved travel authorization obtained within three days of (but no less than 24 hours before) their scheduled departure.

Travelers to Bermuda must supply the following to receive approval for entry:

  • Vaccination certificate
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken up to four days before arrival
  • A reservation confirmation at an approved hotel

Fully vaccinated customers are allowed to enter Bermuda if they have received their final dose 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Residents of Bermuda without a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test result will need to quarantine under electronic monitoring until they receive results from a test administered locally. Bermuda residents can choose to complete the travel authorization upon arrival and enter without showing proof of vaccination or a negative test, but will be subject to a $1,000 USD fee paid on arrival, as well as any testing or quarantine requirements that apply.

The travel authorization and more information can be found here: https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-travellers

Unvaccinated travelers are required to wear a traveler wristband for the first 14 days of their stay in Bermuda. Removal of the wristband before this period ends may result in a fine of $500.

Updated June 28, 2021

Dominican Republic: Travel restrictions

All passengers traveling to and from the Dominican Republic must complete an "Electronic Ticket" before boarding their flight, which will generate a QR code to be presented upon arrival and departure, and are subject to medical screening and COVID-19 testing upon arrival. Passengers are not subject to testing on arrival if they provide a vaccination certificate showing they were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least three weeks before arrival. Alternatively, passengers may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Learn more

Travelers arriving from high-risk countries are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of vaccination completed at least three weeks earlier. This does not apply to travelers younger than 5 years old.

Updated October 19, 2021

Jamaica: Travel restrictions

All visitors traveling to Jamaica must obtain travel authorization issued by the Government of Jamaica prior to boarding. For a travel authorization, travelers residing in Jamaica for a minimum of six continuous months in a calendar year can apply at https://jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm/immigration.html. Travelers not residing in Jamaica can apply at https://www.visitjamaica.com. Applications for travel authorization will be accepted up to 5 days, but no less than 48 hours before the intended date of arrival in Jamaica.

All travelers age 12 and older entering Jamaica (including residents of Jamaica) must provide a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test. The test must have been taken no more than three days before departure and the certificate must be issued by an approved laboratory. The negative test result, along with the approved travel authorization, must be shown at check-in and arrival in Jamaica.

Entry into Jamaica is prohibited to travelers who have been present in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago within two weeks prior to the scheduled departure of the flight to Jamaica. Nationals and residents of Jamaica who have been to one of the restricted countries within the proceeding 14 days will be permitted to travel. However, they’re subject to testing and quarantine upon arrival at their expense.

Types of tests accepted are:

  • Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (RT-PCR)
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • An RNA, molecular or antigen test
  • Only results from oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal samples will be accepted.

Test results must read “Negative” or “Not Detected.” Results from home-based test kits will not be accepted.

All passengers are subject to health screenings upon arrival and must sign a Quarantine Order. Those required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival must self-isolate at their intended place of stay. For more information, please visit the Jamaica Tourist board website.

Updated May 14, 2021

Puerto Rico: Travel restrictions

All passengers traveling to Puerto Rico must complete a Travel Declaration Form online at www.travelsafe.pr.gov or www.viajaseguro.pr.gov

Starting May 24, COVID-19 tests will only be required for passengers arriving to Puerto Rico on international flights and those who have not been fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated customers arriving from any U.S. destination are no longer required to submit a negative PCR COVID-19 test result if they can submit a vaccination certificate that proves full vaccination. Vaccinated customers can upload their official vaccination card through the Travel Declaration Form portal.

Non-vaccinated customers arriving from a U.S. destination are still required to provide evidence of a pre-departure COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. The negative result must be from a qualified SARS-CoV2 viral test: either a nucleic acid amplification test ("NAAT") or an antigen test.

If customers don’t meet any of the criteria above, a mandatory quarantine must be observed, and the arriving passenger has up to 48 hours to get tested for COVID-19 and upload results. If the uploaded result is negative, the quarantine is lifted. If the result is positive, the person must isolate and follow the local isolation protocol at their own expense.

If you’ve been tested but are still awaiting your results when you arrive, you’ll need to quarantine until you receive and upload your results. A link to upload the results to your Travel Declaration Form will be provided upon completing the form.

If you arrive to Puerto Rico and have not been tested 72 hours prior to arrival, you’ll receive a Testing Authorization to be tested locally at your own expense once you submit the Traveler Declaration Form. You must get tested within 48 hours of arrival and quarantine while awaiting your results.

A $300 fine will be issued to customers who arrive without the required health certificates. Once you upload your test result to the online portal within 48 hours of arrival, the payment will be reimbursed. If you fail to upload your results, the fine will go into effect.

Travelers will only be tested at the airport if they’re presenting symptoms upon arrival and are properly referred for testing by Puerto Rico Department of Health authorized personnel.

Learn more on Puerto Rico’s website.

Updated May 24, 2021

St. Kitts and Nevis: Travel restrictions

St. Kitts and Nevis allows travelers to enter only if they provide a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they have completed the full course of vaccination at least 14 days prior to their arrival. The vaccination record must show that the traveler received one of the following approved COVID-19 vaccines: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech. Travelers younger than 18 years old who are traveling with their fully vaccinated parent are exempt from this requirement. Learn more at https://www.stkittstourism.kn/travel-requirements

Passengers traveling to or transiting through St. Kitts and Nevis must complete a Customs, Border and Health Travel Authorization form before departure at www.knatravelform.kn/ and have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result for a test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English.

Travelers are subject to medical screening and must have confirmation of an approved, booked accommodation; learn more at www.knatravelform.kn/

Travelers must install the SKN COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app (EXMAPP).

For stays between 8-14 days, travelers must take a PCR test at their expense to book excursions and access select destination sites. For stays of 14 or more days, travelers must take a PCR test at their expense to further integrate into St. Kitts. Learn more.

Updated June 4, 2021

St. Lucia: Travel restrictions

All visitors older than 18 traveling to St. Lucia must complete the Travel Registration Form found at https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/ at least 7 (seven) days before arrival and must have a printed copy of the auto-response email received after submission.

Travelers older than 5 must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result taken at most 5 (five) days before arrival, or they may be subject to a test at their own expense upon arrival. Travelers older than 18 must have a travel authorization letter stating that their hotel stay has been verified. Learn more.

Travelers are subject to medical screening and could be subject to quarantine upon arrival.

Updated September 10, 2021

St. Maarten: Travel restrictions

All arriving and transiting passengers to St. Maarten must obtain a health declaration form from https://stmaartenehas.com/ and complete it at least 12 hours before departure. They must also have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 molecular SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result for a test taken up to 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten, unless exempt. This doesn’t apply to children 10 and younger. Residents of St. Maarten without a negative test result are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

Travelers arriving from the U.S. must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result for a test taken up to 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten or a negative COVID-19 SARS-COV-2 antigen test taken up to 48 hours before departure. The antigen test types accepted are FDA-approved and Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) tests. Both tests must be based on a nasopharyngeal swab sample. This does not apply to passengers younger than 10 and residents of St. Maarten.

St. Maarten also requires all travelers (except for residents of St. Maarten or nationals of France and French territories) to carry insurance to cover potential expenses related to medical treatment for COVID-19. More information can be found at sxmprotectionplan.com

Travelers arriving from certain high-risk countries are not allowed to enter, except for residents of St. Maarten who must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result for a test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to St. Maarten.

Updated September 10, 2021

Turks and Caicos: Travel restrictions

All travelers arriving into the Turks and Caicos Islands must have a travel authorization completed at least 24 hours before departure. Passengers can apply for travel authorization at turksandcaicostourism.com and must present it to immigration upon arrival. Travelers must also have a medical certificate with proof of a negative COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) or PCR test result issued at most 3 days before departure of the last direct flight to the Turks and Caicos Islands. This doesn't apply to children younger than 10 years old. Travelers are also subject to medical screening upon arrival. Residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks have passed since completing a full course of vaccination) and have a vaccination certificate issued in Turks and Caicos are also exempt from the testing requirement. They must also have a green check mark on their travel authorization form.

Updated July 28, 2021

U.S. Virgin Islands: Travel restrictions

All passengers 5 years and older must have a travel certification obtained at https://usvitravelportal.com at most 5 days before departure from the first embarkation point. A green QR code will be generated for approved travelers to present at check-in – an orange or red QR code means the traveler is not approved.

Travelers 5 years and older (including passengers in transit to another destination) must also have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 molecular or antigen test result issued at most 5 days before departure from the first embarkation point, or a medical certificate with a positive COVID-19 antibody test result issued at most 4 months before departure from the first embarkation point. Travelers who completed vaccination for COVID-19 in the U.S. Virgin Islands may be exempt from the test requirement. Find more details find more details at https://usviupdate.com

Passengers could be subject to medical screening and quarantine upon arrival.

Updated August 12, 2021

Belize: Travel restrictions

All travelers age 5 and older are subject to COVID-19 testing and medical screening at their own expense upon arrival in Belize, unless they provide one of the following:

  • A medical certificate for a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 96 hours before their departure from the first embarkation point.
  • A medical certificate for a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen, Sophia, SD Biosensor or Abbott (Panbio) test result issued no more than 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
  • A legible paper COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing receipt of an approved vaccine (or second dose of the vaccine, if applicable) at least two weeks before arrival to the country.

Starting August 9, 2021, vaccinated travelers must also present proof of a negative test meeting the above requirements, or be tested upon arrival at their own expense.

Travelers must also present a completed health form upon arrival. Tourists are also required to book a “gold standard” hotel prior to departure and present proof of reservation upon arrival.

Visit the Belize Tourism Board’s website for more information.

Updated August 6, 2021

Costa Rica: Travel restrictions

All passengers traveling to Costa Rica must complete Costa Rica’s health pass form in English or Spanish no more than 48 hours before their departure. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

Passengers traveling as tourists must also have travel insurance with coverage of Coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment and accommodation costs. Please see the insurance requirements and more on the Costa Rica Tourism Board’s website.

Airports in Costa Rica require all travelers to wear a face mask, not a generic face covering. Travelers who don’t have a face mask can ask for one from a customer service agent before departing to Costa Rica.

If you’re travelling from Costa Rica to a country that requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken before departure (including the U.S.), refer to this list of labs in Costa Rica authorized to perform COVID-19 testing.

Updated August 2, 2021

Guatemala: Travel restrictions

All travelers aged 10 years and older must provide a printed or electronic copy of a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 (PCR) or antigen test result based on a nasal swab taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. We recommend saving a screenshot or downloading a copy of your test result so that it’s easily accessible and can be shown prior to boarding. This does not apply to travelers younger than 10 years of age or travelers with a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 if the last dose was administered at least two weeks before departure.

All passengers are required to hold proof of a COVID-19 test or vaccination prior to arrival in Guatemala. Nationals and residents are no longer exempt from predeparture testing.

Updated October 15, 2021

Honduras: Travel restrictions

The Government of Honduras requires all passengers to complete an immigration pre-registration form, health survey, sworn declaration to follow all of Honduras’ sanitary and health requirements, and a customs form prior to departure. Visit https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn/ to complete these forms.

All passengers must also have proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antibody, antigen or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival to Honduras. Customers who have vaccination certificates may enter Honduras at any time and will not have to be tested on arrival.

Travelers who have been in South Africa or the UK in the past 21 days aren’t allowed to enter Honduras. This doesn’t apply to nationals and residents of Honduras. Nationals and residents of Honduras who’ve been in South Africa or the UK in the past 21 days are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

Travelers may be subject to further medical screenings and mandatory quarantine upon arrival.

Updated June 22, 2021

Belgium: Travel restrictions

All travelers must complete a passenger locator form before departure and within 48 hours prior to arrival and are subject to medical screening, COVID-19 testing and quarantine depending on where travelers have been 14 days prior to arrival in Belgium. Electronic submission of the passenger locator form is required and paper forms are not accepted. You will be denied boarding if you have not completed a passenger locator form.

Depending on nationality, any travelers who are not citizens or residents of the EU or Schengen Area must have a Schengen visa issued by Belgium after March 18, 2020, or an Essential Journey Certificate from the Belgian Embassy or Consulate General.

All travelers entering Belgium from any country currently considered a red zone, including the U.S., who are not residents of Belgium are allowed to enter but must present one of the following:

  • Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an EU Digital Travel Certificate or proof of EMA certified vaccines, including U.S. CDC vaccine certificate.
  • A recovery certificate showing they have recovered from COVID-19 and hold proof of a positive PCR test result taken 11-180 days prior and no longer need to isolate.
  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure or negative COVID-19 antigen test taken more than 36 hours before departure. Customers holding only a qualifying negative COVID-19 PCR test must also have an essential travel certificate issued by the Belgian Embassy or Consulate.

Travelers must have proof of vaccination in written (e.g., original CDC card) or digital form (e.g., QR code or displayed via a government app). Photos or photocopies of vaccination certificates are not acceptable as proof of vaccination. Vaccination certificates must always show the traveler’s name, the vaccine manufacturer, and the date(s) when it was administered.

Before their trip, travelers should also check for country-specific guidance to learn more details about what may be required or considered valid for confirmation of vaccination status.

The testing requirement doesn’t apply to residents and citizens of Belgium or customers transiting through Belgium to a Schengen Member State or children younger than 12. These requirements for entry into Belgium also apply to customers in transit to Schengen member states. Passengers in transit in Belgium must still comply with any COVID-19 requirements for other transit countries and their final destination.

International travelers whose final destination is in Belgium may be subject to self-quarantine and testing upon arrival. Learn more about these requirements and applicable exemptions at www.info-coronavirus.be/en/

Updated November 12, 2021

France: Travel restrictions

Before you travel, check the French government’s website for the latest information.

France allows vaccinated travelers to enter the country for non-essential travel. Travelers must have proof of vaccination in written (e.g., original CDC card) or digital form (e.g., QR code or displayed via a government app). Photos or photocopies of vaccination certificates are not acceptable as proof of vaccination. Vaccination certificates must always show the traveler’s name, the vaccine manufacturer, and the date(s) when it was administered.

Before their trip, travelers should also check for country-specific guidance to learn more details about what may be required or considered valid for confirmation of vaccination status.

Unvaccinated customers traveling from ‘Amber’ countries such as the U.S. will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (either a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before departure or an antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before departure) and may be subject to arrival testing and self-quarantine. Testing is not required for vaccinated travelers arriving from an “Amber” country.

Travelers who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including those transiting through France, must complete an International Travel Certificate and present it prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival to France. They must also indicate a “compelling reason” to enter France from the list provided on the form. You can download the form in English and French here – it’s located under the headline "Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire vers la France métropolitaine depuis les pays tiers et déclaration sur l'honneur."

All travelers must:

  • Complete a declaration of honor stating that they don’t have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), which must be dated and signed by the passenger. Unvaccinated customers must agree to stay in isolation for 7 days upon arrival and agree to COVID-19 arrival testing.
  • Wear a disposable medical face mask if the passenger is 11 years old or older. Read the full decree (in French only).
  • Have either a medical certificate with a negative result from a COVID-19 molecular test taken at most 72 hours before departure, a medical certificate with a negative result from a COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure or a qualifying COVID-19 vaccination certificate, unless they are exempt.

Passengers flying from the U.S. to Charles De Gaulle Airport, to connect to another Schengen country are not required to have a qualifying COVID-19 test result for boarding, except if it is required in the country of their final destination.

Unvaccinated passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test and quarantine upon arrival.

Updated October 7, 2021

Germany: Travel restrictions

By the order of Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior, select passengers are not allowed to enter Germany. Please check the entry restrictions for your trip.

Residents of high-risk countries who travel to Germany must be vaccinated against COVID-19, have an essential travel need or be transiting to another country from Germany.

Persons under 12 years of age who have not yet been vaccinated may enter if accompanied by at least one vaccinated parent.

Travelers must have proof of vaccination in written (e.g., original CDC card) or digital form (e.g., QR code or displayed via a government app). Photos or photocopies of vaccination certificates are not acceptable as proof of vaccination. Vaccination certificates must always show the traveler’s name, the vaccine manufacturer, and the date(s) when it was administered.

Before their trip, travelers should also check for country-specific guidance to learn more details about what may be required or considered valid for confirmation of vaccination status.

All travelers 6 years of age or older are also required to wear medical-grade face coverings while inside Frankfurt Airport. Ordinary face coverings may be worn on flights to and from Germany.

If you're entering Germany from a high-risk area, or have visited one in the last 10 days, then you are required to complete a Digital Registration, unless exempt, and stay in quarantine for 10 days after entry. Passengers will no longer be subject to quarantine if they provide proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, or if they test negative for COVID-19 after 5 days. Visit this website for more information about testing restrictions. For further information on German entry restrictions, visit: https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/topics/civil-protection/coronavirus/coronavirus-faqs.html and https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus/infos-reisende/merkblatt-dea.html

Updated November 16, 2021

Ireland: Travel restrictions

All passengers arriving in Ireland (Rep.) from the United States who are 18 years old or older, including Irish citizens, are required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form within 72 hours prior to arrival. Details of children under the age of 18 should be included on a form completed by an adult accompanying them. After completing the form, passengers will receive an email receipt. Passengers must present this email receipt before departure.

All passengers arriving in Ireland (Rep.) may be subject to quarantine for 14 days, unless exempt.

All travelers over the age of 12 must have either a qualifying vaccine, a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours prior to arrival or a qualifying certificate of recovery to enter Ireland, unless exempt.

Travelers must have proof of vaccination in written (e.g., original CDC card) or digital form (e.g., QR code or displayed via a government app). Photos or photocopies of vaccination certificates are not acceptable as proof of vaccination. Vaccination certificates must always show the traveler’s name, the vaccine manufacturer, and the date(s) when it was administered.

Unvaccinated children over the age of 12 who are traveling with vaccinated parents will require a RT-PCR test or certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

For more information on Ireland’s public health measures, visit gov.ie

Before their trip, travelers should also check for country-specific guidance to learn more details about what may be required or considered valid for confirmation of vaccination status.

Updated October 19, 2021

Italy: Travel restrictions

Leisure travelers from the U.S. are now allowed to enter Italy. For a full list of entry requirements, visit the website for Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Travelers with Italy as their final destination must complete an electronic Passenger Locator Form before departure. If you’re traveling to Milan from New York/Newark, you must complete a police self-declaration form to present to Border Police upon arrival.

Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours before entry into Italy. This new requirement applies regardless of your vaccination or COVID-19 recovery status. Learn about exceptions to the testing requirement.

Travelers transiting through Italy to Schengen or non-Schengen member states must also provide a negative COVID-19 test and comply with COVID-19 entry requirements for their destination and any subsequent countries they’re traveling through.

Travelers who arrive with a negative COVID-19 test result without a qualifying COVID-19 vaccination certificate or certificate of recovery from COVID-19 may be subject to self-isolation and additional COVID-19 testing. Self-isolation is not required for travelers younger than 18 years old who are accompanied by vaccinated passengers.

Qualifying vaccination certificates must show the traveler completed the last dose 14 days before arrival. Travelers must have proof of vaccination in written (e.g., original CDC card) or digital form (e.g., QR code or displayed via a government app). Photos or photocopies of vaccination certificates are not acceptable as proof of vaccination. Vaccination certificates must always show the traveler’s name, the vaccine manufacturer, and the date(s) when it was administered. Passengers who do not complete the passenger locator form may be denied boarding.

Before their trip, travelers should also check for country-specific guidance to learn more details about what may be required or considered valid for confirmation of vaccination status.

Updated October 8, 2021

Netherlands: Travel restrictions

The Netherlands has restrictions on travel in place, and has suspended flights from certain countries. Be sure to check your specific entry restrictions and visit the Government of the Netherlands website for more information.

The Netherlands has listed the U.S. as a very-high risk area, and all customers entering the Netherlands from the U.S. are required to present qualifying proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or recovery and will be subject to quarantine, unless exempt. They must complete a quarantine declaration either online or on paper. Travelers may be subject to a fine of 95 euros if they do not complete the quarantine declaration.

Effective September 22, fully vaccinated travelers arriving from high-risk countries, including the U.S., will be allowed to enter the Netherlands without quarantining.

Vaccines must be one of the following: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covieshield, Janssen (Johnson and Johnson), Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

Travelers must have proof of vaccination in written (e.g., original CDC card) or digital form (e.g., QR code or displayed via a government app). Photos or photocopies of vaccination certificates are not acceptable as proof of vaccination. Vaccination certificates must always show the traveler’s name, the vaccine manufacturer, and the date(s) when it was administered.

Travelers with proof of recovery from COVID-19 are allowed to enter, but it must be issued in an EU member state.

All travelers, including vaccinated travelers arriving from the U.S., must have a qualifying negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before departure or a qualifying negative COVID-19 antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before departure, unless exempt.

All passengers who are traveling to the Netherlands, must present a completed Health Declaration Form to United before boarding. This doesn’t apply to passengers younger than 13 years.

Passengers arriving from risk countries and high-risk countries even when transiting through a safe country must still comply with all required COVID-19 requirements if entering the Netherlands, unless exempt. Learn more.

Travelers in transit to a country outside of the Netherlands are not required to comply with the COVID-19 requirements for the Netherlands, but must comply with the COVID-19 requirements for any subsequent transit countries and their final destination.

The government of the Netherlands also requires you to read these documents before traveling:

Learn more about travel restrictions and entry requirements for the Netherlands.

Updated October 7, 2021

Portugal: Travel restrictions

All travelers must provide either an EU Digital COVID Certificate or valid proof of one of the following tests before their flight to Portugal (except for children younger than 12 years old):

  • A negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken up to 48 hours before departure from the first point of embarkation.

    Or:

  • A negative COVID-19 NAAT, PCR or RT-PCR test taken up to 72 hours before departure from the first point of embarkation.

    Or:

  • A positive COVID-19 test result and certificate of recovery dated at least 11 days before departure.

In addition, a completed Passenger Locator Card (PLCe) is required prior to boarding – a QR code will be sent once this form is completed and this must be shown at the departure gate. Complete the Passenger Locator Card here: https://portugalcleanandsafe.pt/en/passenger-locator-card

Travelers must have proof of vaccination in written or digital form (e.g., QR code or displayed via a government app). Photos or photocopies of vaccination certificates are not acceptable as proof of vaccination. Vaccination certificates must always show the traveler’s name, the vaccine manufacturer, and the date(s) when it was administered.

Before their trip, travelers should also check for country-specific guidance to learn more details about what may be required or considered valid for confirmation of vaccination status.

All travelers are subject to medical screening and may be subject to quarantine for 14 days.

Updated October 21, 2021

Spain: Travel restrictions

U.S. citizens are required to be fully vaccinated before any nonessential travel to Spain. Travelers age 12 and older must have a vaccine certificate stating that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival. If you’re fully vaccinated, you aren’t required to present proof of a pre-departure COVID-19 test. Travelers younger than 12 are exempt from presenting a vaccination certificate when traveling with a fully vaccinated parent.

Travelers must have proof of vaccination in written (e.g., original CDC card) or digital form (e.g., QR code or displayed via a government app). Photos or photocopies of vaccination certificates are not acceptable as proof of vaccination. Vaccination certificates must always show the traveler’s name, the vaccine manufacturer, and the date(s) when it was administered.

All non-vaccinated travelers arriving in Spain from a high-risk zone must have an essential travel need or be otherwise eligible to enter Spain. They are required to present a medical certificate with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR-RT test taken 48 hours prior to arrival in Spain or proof of recovery from COVID-19 at least 11 days and no more than 180 days prior to arrival. Travelers younger than 12 are exempt from presenting a vaccination certificate and COVID-19 test results.

All passengers must complete a Health Control Form electronically before departure. Once you’ve completed the form, you’ll receive a QR code which you’ll need to show upon arrival.

Travelers returning to the U.S. from Barcelona who wish to get their COVID-19 tests at the airport are required to book in advance. Travelers returning from Madrid may also book in advance.

Updated October 7, 2021

Switzerland: Travel restrictions

Before you visit Switzerland, please check the entry restrictions for your trip and learn more on the government of Switzerland’s website.

Foreign nationals (non-Swiss/non-EU residents) traveling from the United States who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are prohibited from entering Switzerland or transiting through Switzerland to another Schengen Member State and will be deported back to the United States, unless they have an essential need to travel or are exempt. Foreign nationals (non-Swiss/non-EU residents)U.S. citizens traveling from the United States who can prove they are fully vaccinated are allowed entry to Switzerland.

Travelers must complete a Contact Tracing Card form electronically or on paper before arrival, unless exempt.

Unvaccinated travelers entering Switzerland must have one of the following:

  • A qualifying negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The PCR test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
  • Or a qualifying negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result. The rapid antigen test must have been taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

The test result documents must contain the following information:

  • Surname and first name of the tested person
  • Date and time of the sample extraction
  • Type of test (molecular biological analysis or rapid immunological test)
  • The actual test result

These test requirements do not apply to:

  • Passengers younger than 16 years old.
  • Passengers with a medical certificate with a positive COVID-19 test result of a test taken in the past six months. The traveler must also have a medical discharge in addition to the positive test result.

Unvaccinated customers entering Switzerland or transiting through Switzerland to a Schengen Member State must also have an essential travel need unless they are exempt.

Travelers arriving from countries considered high risk are subject to quarantine for 10 days, with some exceptions. For more information on the quarantine, please visit the government of Switzerland’s website.

Fully vaccinated persons and persons who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection are exempt from the obligation to provide a test result prior to boarding an aircraft to Switzerland and to go into quarantine once they land in Switzerland.

Travelers must have proof of vaccination in written (e.g., original CDC card) or digital form (e.g., QR code or displayed via a government app). Photos or photocopies of vaccination certificates are not acceptable as proof of vaccination. Vaccination certificates must always show the traveler’s name, the vaccine manufacturer, and the date(s) when it was administered.

Updated October 7, 2021

United Kingdom: Travel restrictions and essential information

To protect everyone’s health, all travelers must complete an online passenger locator form (PLF) before arriving in or transiting through the United Kingdom. The form must be presented at check-in and upon arrival.

Travelers who have been in or transited through a red list country in the past 10 days are not allowed to enter. This does not apply to British nationals, nationals of Ireland (Rep.) or residents of the UK. These passengers must present a negative pre-departure test on arrival and book and pay for a mandatory hotel quarantine package and include the booking reference number on the PLF.

Travelers who have been fully vaccinated with an authorized vaccine, including those authorized by the U.S. CDC, must book and pay for a Day 2 test package and include the reference number on their PLF. Information on testing providers can be found here. Information on authorized vaccines can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Travelers vaccinated in the U.S. will need to show their original CDC card, immunization record or digital confirmation with QR code and will need to prove that they are a resident of the U.S. by providing one of the following documents: a U.S. passport, U.S. visa or permanent residency card (green card), diplomatic identification card, U.S. State Department ID or driver’s license. Learn more

Unvaccinated travelers who have not been in a red list country in the 10 days before their arrival in the UK must complete a predeparture test and passenger locator form before arrival in England, book and pay for a Day 2 and Day 8 test package and self-isolate for 10 days (with the possibility of testing to release after 5 days).

Negative test results must be in English, French or Spanish and the test result certificate must include:

  • Your name, which should match the name on your travel documents
  • Your date of birth or age
  • Result of the test
  • Date the test sample was collected or received by the test provider
  • Name of the test provider and their contact details
  • Name of the test device

Travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and travelers who are declaring other non-vaccine related exemptions on their PLF to exempt from testing and quarantine, will be required to show a qualifying vaccine certificate and proof of the non-vaccine related exemption before boarding. Travelers who are unable to provide this proof will be required to complete a new PLF before departure or may be denied boarding.

Travelers must have proof of vaccination in written (e.g., original CDC card) or digital form (e.g., QR code or displayed via a government app). Photos or photocopies of vaccination certificates are not acceptable as proof of vaccination. Vaccination certificates must always show the traveler’s name, the vaccine manufacturer, and the date(s) when it was administered.

Travelers who arrive without a negative test result that includes this information could receive a £500 fine for their first offense, with escalating penalties for subsequent offenses. Children under 11 years old and passengers traveling from certain countries are exempt. To learn more about the testing requirements for traveling to the UK, visit gov.uk.

Travelers will be denied boarding if they cannot show their PLF receipt, or if they cannot show their pre-departure test results and are not exempt from the pre-departure test requirements.

Learn more

Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offense and could result in a fine. Please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.

Updated October 7, 2021

Israel: Travel restrictions

All travelers departing from Israel who are over 16 years old and are Israeli citizens or residents are required to complete an online declaration form verifying that they are not traveling to a high-risk country as defined by the Ministry of Health. Confirmation from the Ministry of Health that this declaration has been completed must be shown before boarding.

Israeli nationals and residents traveling to Israel are required to provide proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 and a completed online entry statement.

Foreign nationals traveling to Israel who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered will be able to enter Israel through Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) under the following conditions:

  • If they have not been to a red country for the 14 days before entering Israel.
  • If they have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or if their recovery is in accordance with the procedure required in Israel.
  • If they have obtained a Green, Orange or Yellow Pass before travel by providing proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 test result to the Israeli Government website
  • Vaccines are valid for 180 days unless the traveler has obtained a booster

Un-vaccinated foreign nationals traveling to Israel are required to provide the following:

  • Qualifying COVID-19 test result, unless exempt
  • Online entry statement
  • Entry approval letter issued by the Population and Immigration Authority of Israel or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel (required for non-nationals or residents of Israel , or travelers with a "red" online entry form)

More information is available here: https://corona.health.gov.il/en/directives/air-travel-covid19-green/?tab=by-air

Visit the government of Israel’s website to learn more.

Updated November 19, 2021

Alaska: Travel restrictions

Pre-travel forms and COVID-19 testing are advised; visit Alaska’s official government website for more information.

Updated April 23, 2021

California: Travel restrictions

Check the California Public Health website for the latest travel advisory information.

Updated April 23, 2021

Canada: Travel restrictions

Flights to Canada

Canadian nationals and permanent residents may travel by air to Canada regardless of their vaccination status so long as they meet all other Transport Canada and Quarantine Act requirements.

Foreign nationals (i.e., persons other than Canadian nationals and permanent residents) fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can travel to Canada for discretionary reasons (e.g., tourism, recreation, or entertainment).

Foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated may not travel by air to Canada unless an exception applies. Some exceptions include:

  • Foreign nationals that arrive in Canada from the U.S. for a non-optional or non-discretionary purpose. Optional and discretionary purposes include tourism, recreation or entertainment.
  • Foreign nationals arriving from outside the U.S. for a non-optional and non-discretionary purpose and who are one of the 24 classes of persons in section 3(1) of the Order in Council OIC 2021-0903.
  • Foreign nationals whose presence in Canada has been determined to be in the national interest by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
  • Foreign nationals that are immediate and extended family members of Canadian nationals or permanent residents, or person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act and traveling to be with the national or permanent resident for a period of at least 15 days. Extended family members must have a statutory declaration signed by the Canadian national, permanent resident, or person registered as an Indian attesting to the relationship and a letter issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada authorizing travel.
  • Foreign nationals who are international students seeking to enter Canada from the U.S. for the purpose of attending a listed institution as published on the Depart of Citizenship and Immigration’s website. They must hold or have has their application approved for a valid study permit, or are otherwise eligible to apply within Canada for a study permit.
  • Foreign nationals who enter Canada on Compassionate Grounds. They must have a letter issued by Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • Foreign nationals who enter for the purpose of an International Single Sport Event. They must have a letter issued by the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage.

All air travelers to Canada are responsible for ensuring that they meet all requirements to enter Canada under existing Transport Canada Orders and Health Canada Orders issued under section 58 of the Quarantine Act. Requirements in addition to those listed above may apply.

More details on Canada’s entry restrictions and exemptions can be found here. All air travelers to Canada from outside Canada who are 5 years of age or older must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR, RT-PCR, Nucleic-acid Amplification Test (NAAT), LAMP or RT-LAMP test result taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. In lieu of a recent negative test, travelers can instead provide a medical certificate of a positive COVID-19 test result for a test taken at least 14 days, but no more than 180 days, before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Certificates must not have been issued in India or Morocco.

Travelers to Canada must:

  • Meet certain health screening requirements before boarding an aircraft to Canada. Travelers will not be permitted to board an aircraft if they are exhibiting (1) a fever and cough or (2) a fever and difficulty breathing, unless they have a medical certificate indicating these symptoms are not related to COVID-19. Travelers will also not be permitted to board if they have, or have any reason to suspect they have, COVID-19 or they have not been permitted to board an aircraft in the previous 14 days for medical reasons related to COVID-19.
  • Be in possession of a face mask prior to boarding and wear the mask at all times during the boarding process, during the flight, and from the moment to aircraft doors are opened until the person enters the airport terminal. Travelers must comply with any instructions given by a gate agent or crew member with respect to wearing a face mask.

Travelers from all international departure points must arrive at Montreal (YUL), Quebec City (YQB), Calgary (YYC), Edmonton (YEG), Winnipeg (YWG), Toronto (YYZ), Toronto City (YTZ), Ottawa (YOW), Vancouver (YVR), or Halifax (YHZ), are subject to a requirement to quarantine for 14 days and may be subject to additional provincial or territorial quarantine requirements. Unless fully vaccinated, travelers are required to undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport in Canada. If they receive a negative result, travelers can take a connecting flight to their final destination within Canada. Additional tests may be required during the quarantine period. Some exemptions apply to certain Canada bound travelers and those transiting to a different country.

Travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before arrival and certain specific persons will be exempt from mandatory quarantine and testing. To qualify for these exemptions, vaccination information must be uploaded via the ArriveCAN app or website.

Before boarding their flight to Canada, all travelers are required to submit their travel and contact information, including a suitable quarantine plan, using the ArriveCAN app or the official online form. Qualifying vaccination records must also be uploaded via the ArriveCAN app or website and all fully vaccinated travelers must present an ArriveCAN receipt to be allowed boarding. Travelers are advised to consult the ArriveCan app or website on reporting requirements.

Download the ArriveCAN app: iOS, Android or web format: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html#a3

Flights within and from Canada

Beginning October 30, 2021 all travelers 12 years and four months of age or older who are travelling on a flight departing from a specified airport in Canada will be required to be fully vaccinated, unless otherwise exempt. This requirement will apply to all travelers on outbound flights to international or transborder destinations.

During a transition period from October 30, 2021 through November 29, 2021, unvaccinated persons will be permitted to travel within or depart from Canada if they provide proof of a valid COVID-19 molecular test result within 72 hours of travel. At the end of the transition period, only fully vaccinated travelers will be permitted to fly to, within or from Canada, unless otherwise exempt.

Prior to boarding a flight within or from Canada, all travelers must complete a Passenger Confirmation Form, either digitally or using a paper form, confirming their eligibility to board a flight from a specified airport in Canada (i.e., that they are fully vaccinated, have eligible COVID-19 molecular test results, or are exempt in accordance with Canadian regulations).

In accordance with its obligations under Canadian law, United will conduct random checks to verify travelers’ evidence that they are fully vaccinated, have received a result of a COVID-19 molecular test or are exempt from such requirements under Canadian law. Any traveler who refuses to complete the Passenger Confirmation Form or fails to provide evidence of their vaccination status, COVID-19 molecular test result or exemption status will be denied boarding. For every traveler less than 16 years of age and travelling alone, United will require evidence of vaccination or a COVID-19 molecular test result, unless otherwise exempt.

Non-compliance with Canada’s COVID-19 measures may result in a fine of up to CAD$5,000 per violation.

For more information, visit the Canadian government’s website.

This summary of Canadian requirements is for informational purposes. Travelers are responsible for ensuring they meet all requirements to board aircraft to and from Canada.

Updated November 4, 2021

Chicago: Travel restrictions

Visit the city of Chicago’s website to learn more about restrictions and how they apply to your travels.

Updated April 23, 2021

Hawaii: Travel restrictions

All adult travelers 18 or older destined for or connecting through Hawaii must complete the state’s online Safe Travels application. United highly recommends completing this online application before boarding to avoid long wait times upon arrival and missed flight connections.

Travelers to Hawaii will be exempted from quarantine if they arrive with valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination received in the U.S. (starting July 8, 2021) or upload a negative COVID-19 NAAT test prior to departure, administered by one of Hawaii’s Trusted Partner sites no more than 72 hours before departure. If your test result isn’t available before boarding the final leg of your trip to Hawaii, you must quarantine for 10 days or the length of your stay, whichever is shorter. Tests performed at facilities not included on the state of Hawaii’s designated Trusted Testing and Travel Partners list won’t be accepted. If you’re traveling from the U.S. to Hawaii, you may be able to arrange your test through United.

When you arrive in Hawaii, skip the line by receiving pre-clearance for the Safe Travels application. To do this, complete the application and upload your negative COVID-19 test result or vaccine card, if applicable, to receive a QR code. Then, about 90 minutes before your flight, speak with a United agent at your gate to verify your enrollment status. (If you’re flying from San Francisco, follow signs to a designated area to speak with an agent.) If you qualify for pre-clearance, you’ll receive a wristband to wear for expedited entry.

If you arrive in Hawaii without valid proof of a negative COVID-19 test or (beginning July 8, 2021) proof of vaccination completed in the U.S., you will be required to self-quarantine for 10 days in a residence, hotel room or rented accommodations. While quarantined, you can’t use shared facilities or go to public places like the beach, pools, fitness centers, shopping centers, restaurants, bars or local attractions. You can only leave your quarantine location for medical emergencies or to seek medical care, and you can’t have visitors.

Updated June 30, 2021

United States: Entry restrictions

The CDC requires all travelers flying to or transiting through the U.S. from international destinations, including U.S. citizens, to provide proof of either a negative COVID-19 test within the last three days or documentation of recovery from COVID-19.

The COVID-19 test must:

  • Be a viral test (NAAT or antigen) with a “negative” or “COVID-19 not detected” result (test results marked “invalid” will not be accepted)
  • Be taken no more than three days before departure from the first embarkation point
  • Show written proof of the traveler’s negative laboratory test result and include the traveler’s name and other identifying details matching those on the traveler’s passport or other valid form of identification

Documentation of recovery must include:

  • Proof of a positive test result issued at most 90 days before departure (results must state “positive” or “detected” – tests marked “invalid” will not be accepted)
  • A letter from a licensed health care provider or public health official clearing them for travel
  • The traveler’s name and other identifying details matching those on the traveler’s passport or other valid form of identification

Travelers must show written proof of their negative laboratory test result or documentation of recovery before boarding. This requirement does not apply to children under 2; U.S. military personnel and civilian employees, dependents or contractors traveling on orders; or those traveling entirely within the United States, including the 50 U.S. states, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some states or territories may have individual entry restrictions in addition to the federal regulation for international travel to the U.S. We recommend checking the CDC website before your trip to learn more.

All travelers entering the U.S. will also be required to submit contact tracing information before their trip. This information will only be used by the CDC if needed to track and contact travelers who may have been exposed to an infectious disease such as COVID-19.

Before checking in to a U.S.-bound flight, all travelers are required by federal law to attest that the information they provide related to their vaccination status, test results and personal information is accurate.

Travelers originating in the U.S. and taking an international roundtrip flight can order an at-home, virtually guided COVID-19 antigen test to take with them for their return flight back to the U.S. This option is specifically for your return flight to the U.S. Learn more about this testing option on our COVID-19 testing for United travelers page.

Entry requirements for non-citizens

Passengers who are non-U.S. citizens (meaning not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa), will need to show proof of having completed vaccination against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to departure to the United States from a foreign country.

Non-U.S. citizens or legal residents who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be allowed to board a flight unless they meet the criteria for an exception under the Presidential Proclamation and the CDC’s order. Unvaccinated travelers who meet an exemption for travel to the U.S. are required to hold a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 calendar day prior to travel or documentation of recovery. Unvaccinated customers are required to make arrangements to comply with post arrival requirements under the Proclamation and CDC’s Order such as obtaining a COVID-19 viral test within 3 days after arrival in the U.S. along with a self-quarantine plan.

U.S. citizens or legal residents who are not fully vaccinated are required to hold a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 calendar day prior to travel or documentation of recovery.

Exemptions

A COVID-19 test is not required for passengers under 2 years of age. Military personnel and civilian employees, dependents, contractors traveling on orders are exempt from predeparture testing. Children under 18 years of age are exempt from the vaccination requirement. Unvaccinated children ages 2-18 are required to hold a negative COVID-19 test and follow the same test time frame of the adult accompanying them. Information about exemptions, testing and vaccination can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html

More information on all U.S. entry requirements is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel/index.html

To check specific entry restrictions for your trip, please enter your information on our Travel Restrictions page.

Updated November 8, 2021

Mexico: Travel restrictions

Travelers entering Mexico may fill out the FMM (Multiple Immigration Form) online. A copy must be printed and presented to immigration officials.

Travelers entering Mexico must also complete a "Cuestionario de indentificacion de factores de riesgo en viajeros" form and present it to immigration upon arrival. The form can be found at vuelaseguro.com.

All travelers arriving in or departing from Mexico must fill out an online health declaration and submit it up to 12 hours from the time of their departure. Once submitted, they will receive a confirmation and QR code. This QR code will be valid up to three hours past the scheduled departure time. In case of a delay greater than three hours, travelers will need to submit the form again and receive a new QR code. Children under 2 years old are exempt.

Updated May 5, 2021

Panama: Travel restrictions

The Government of Panama requires that all passengers present either proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR/Antigen test result issued or dated at most 72 hours before arrival in English or Spanish, or take a test upon arrival at their own expense. This does not apply to those who have “laissez passer.” Passengers who arrive to Panama without a valid negative test must take a rapid COVID-19 PCR or antigen test at the terminal and will be subject to quarantine if they test positive. Passengers are subject to random COVID-19 tests upon arrival, even if they have a negative test result. Travelers who are fully vaccinated, regardless of origin, are also exempt from COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements. Nationals and residents of Panama with a COVID-19 test or COVID-19 vaccination certificate are not subject to quarantine.

All travelers are also required to fill out a health declaration form online before boarding. Once travelers submit the form, they’ll receive an email with a digital copy of the form which must be shown to officials upon arrival.

Updated September 1, 2021

Argentina: Travel restrictions

Non-Argentine citizens will be allowed to enter for non-essential travel as long as they comply with the following requirements:

  • They have proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to arrival.
  • They have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
  • They have health insurance coverage to cover COVID-19-related health expenses.

The above rules apply to all non-citizens and non-residents 18 years of age and older. Travelers under the age of 18 are exempt from the vaccination and quarantine requirements, but must still have a negative PCR test result.

To travel to Argentina, citizens and legal residents of Argentina need proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival, or a positive COVID-19 test result with proof of medical discharge/certificate of good health.

All travelers must complete an online health declaration prior to travel. Travelers over 70 years of age can complete it on arrival. In addition, travelers are encouraged to download the CuidAR app here: www.argentina.gob.ar/aplicaciones/coronavirus

For more information, visit www.argentina.gob.ar/salud/coronavirus/ingresar-egresar-argentina/opcion-pcr-destino

Updated November 12, 2021

Brazil: Travel restrictions

Beginning December 29, all travelers arriving to or transiting through Brazil are required to present two items before boarding:

  • A medical certificate with a negative result for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The certificate must be in English, Portuguese or Spanish.
  • A completed and signed health declaration (DSV). You can present a physical or digital copy. Fill out the form here in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

The test result is not required for travelers younger than 2 years old, or travelers younger than 12 years old who are traveling with a companion with the appropriate documentation.

Travelers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through the United Kingdom or South Africa are not allowed to enter or transit through Brazil. This does not apply to nationals of Brazil or their spouses, partners, children, parents or guardians, or to people with a permanent residence permit issued by Brazil. But they are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

Updated February 12, 2021

Chile: Travel restrictions

As of October 1, fully vaccinated, non-resident foreigners, will be eligible for entry after obtaining a valid Mobility Pass (pase de mobilidad) before travel. Eligible vaccines must be those approved by the Chilean Public Health Institute (ISP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). In order to obtain the Mobility Pass, customers will be required to upload their vaccination documents for review and will receive a QR code when travel is approved, which must be displayed before boarding and upon arrival. Foreign nationals who aren’t in possession of a valid Mobility Pass will not be permitted to travel.

All travelers entering Chile are required to:

  • Complete an “Affidavit for Travelers” up to 48 hours before departure at http://www.c19.cl. You must also agree to provide information about your health condition and location for a 14-day period.
  • Have a medical certificate with proof of a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR SARS-CoV-2 test taken by an approved laboratory no more than 72 hours before boarding
  • Foreign travelers must have proof of international travel insurance of at least $30,000 USD to cover all treatments related to COVID-19 during your stay
  • Quarantine for a minimum of 5 days at their home or another location of their choice. The quarantine may be lifted upon testing negative for COVID-19 with a PCR test. Unaccompanied minors 12 years and under are exempt.

All passengers arriving at the Santiago airport (SCL) are required to fill out a customs declaration form at sagingresoachile.cl to help expedite the clearance process upon arrival.

All foreign travelers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter Chile.

Before you visit Chile, please check the entry restrictions for your trip and learn more on the government of Chile’s website.

Updated November 4, 2021

Colombia: Travel restrictions

A completed “Check-Mig” form must be submitted no more than 24 hours before the departure of your flight to Colombia. Fill it out here in English, French or Spanish.

If you’re traveling to and from Colombia, you must bring multiple face coverings on board because the flight is more than two hours. Passengers over the age of 60 and those with chronic illnesses should wear N95 face masks. When traveling from Colombia, you’ll only be allowed to enter the airport starting three hours before your flight.

If travel restrictions evolve and impact your plans, visit our COVID-19 Updates page to learn how to make changes to your trip.

Updated June 8, 2021

Ecuador: Travel restrictions

All travelers to Ecuador, including nationals and residents, are required to present a completed health form and proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result from a test taken up to 72 hours before departure. A COVID-19 test is not required for any passenger under the age of 2, or from those customers who have proof of a previous COVID-19 infection with documentation of recovery dated within the last 90 days, or have completed a full course of COVID-19 vaccination. Customers are allowed entry by just showing proof they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. All arriving passengers are still subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine.

The "Declaracion de salud del viajero" form can be given out onboard the flight or filled out on arrival. The form can be found at https://www.cancilleria.gob.ec/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/formulario_de_salud_del_viajero_revisado.pdf.pdf_1-1.pdf Customers should not be denied boarding for not having completed the health declaration prior to departure.

Travelers arriving in Ecuador from certain countries and regions may be subject to additional restrictions. Check our travel requirements tool before your trip for the most up-to-date information.

Updated July 14, 2021

Peru: Travel restrictions

All travelers entering Peru must have proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure. Proof of vaccination must show that the final dose was administered at least 14 days before arrival. Children under 12 years old are exempt from testing or vaccination requirements as long as they are not showing any signs of illness.

Travelers must wear two face masks while on board and when disembarking upon arrival. They must also complete a health condition affidavit within 72 hours of departure or they won't be allowed to enter the country. Travelers arriving in Peru from certain high-risk destinations or presenting any symptoms of illness may be required to quarantine for 14 days in their homes or another government-approved location.

Updated November 4, 2021

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    Depending on the destination of your international travel plans, there may be specific notices and advisories. For more information, visit the International Travel page.

    Cuba: Travel policy changes

    As of June 16, 2017, individual people-to-people travel to Cuba for customers who are subject to U.S. jurisdictions are no longer allowed. All customers booking travel on United to or from Cuba must certify their eligibility under one of the authorized categories provided. Please visit the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Cuba travel page to learn more about the authorized categories for U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba.

    Additional security measures for international flights to the U.S.

    In addition to standard security procedures, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires additional security measures for all international flights to the U.S., which may result in extra screening for everyday items such as large electronics, powder, food, books and magazines. TSA has a full list of what is and isn’t allowed on their website.

    Large electronics: Travelers with electronic devices larger than a standard smartphone should be prepared to remove these devices from their protective cases or outer packaging for inspection. If you have a case that requires a screwdriver or other special tools to remove, we recommend doing so before arriving at the airport.

    Powder-based substances: We recommend all customers place any items that resemble powder in their checked baggage. Some travelers with powder-based substances in their carry-on bags and personal items greater than what would fit in a standard soda can (12 fluid ounces or 350 milliliters) may be subject to additional security measures put in place by the DHS.

    For those selected for additional security measures, powder substances in excess of this amount won’t be allowed in the cabin of the aircraft. Examples of powder include ground coffee and tea, flour, sugar and spices. There are some exemptions, including baby formula, medically necessary powder and human remains.

    Please note that some foreign governments who perform this screening at the central checkpoint may follow more strict measures, including confiscating and disposing of powder-based substances in excess of permitted quantities.

    Arrival times: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recommends arriving at the airport at least three hours before your international flight to allow time for the additional security measures. Please note the airport check-in hours first.

    For more information, please visit the DHS website. You may also contact @AskTSA via Twitter or Facebook Messenger with specific questions or visit TSA customer service.

    Traveling on flights precleared by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    If you’re traveling to the U.S. from one of the international airports listed below, we recommend you arrive at the airport three hours before your scheduled departure time. Flights from these airports are precleared by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, so please allow extra time to complete additional border security screening processes before you depart. When you arrive in the U.S., you’ll arrive at a domestic terminal.

    We operate flights precleared by U.S. CBP before departure from the following international airports: Aruba (AUA), Bermuda (BDA), Dublin (DUB), Freeport (FPO), Nassau (NAS), Shannon (SNN), Edmonton (YEG), Halifax (YHZ), Ottawa (YOW), Montreal (YUL), Vancouver (YVR), Winnipeg (YWG), Calgary (YYC) and Toronto Pearson (YYZ).

    ESTA approvals

    There have been some changes recently to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) applications and approvals are no longer processed instantly. If you don’t have a U.S. passport and require an ESTA, we recommend applying when you book your travel and no less than 72 hours prior to travel.

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    Chicago O’Hare & New York/Newark: Space capacity and crowd behavior testing

    At Chicago O’Hare and New York/Newark, United is testing new technology to learn how to reduce crowding in this space. We use anonymized data from mobile devices, CCTV and/or sensors at select gate areas and United Club locations to monitor the number of people, solely for managing space capacity and crowd behavior.

    This data cannot be used to identify individuals. You can also disable your mobile device’s Wi-Fi to further opt out of detection via wireless networks. Please see below for how we use this data.

    How we use CCTV feeds for this test

    United uses certain technology to process video feeds from CCTV, which detect non-identifying attributes to create and obtain a count of people within a specific area. We do not process, collect or retain any personally identifiable attributes of an individual.

    How we use wireless networks for this test

    Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capabilities are available within most mobile devices to allow for connectivity and access to the internet and other technologies. These devices broadcast a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth MAC address (12-digit set of characters) assigned by the manufacturer to allow detection by Wi-Fi or BLE sensors.

    United uses its wireless network to detect the available MAC addresses broadcasting within specific areas and anonymizes it into an unidentifiable hashed data string which is then used to provide a count of a device present. We then use this anonymized information to help create an understanding of how many people may be within the area.

    We do not collect or retain any personally identifiable attributes which may be associated along with the MAC address nor can we reverse-detect a MAC address once it has been anonymized.

    You can turn off your device’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functions to prevent detection by wireless networks.

    U.S. IDs

    Due to the coronavirus, if your driver's license or state-issued ID expired on or after March 1, 2020, and you are unable to renew at your state driver’s license agency, you may still use it as acceptable identification at the checkpoint. TSA will accept expired driver’s licenses or state-issued ID a year after expiration or 60 days after the duration of the emergency, whichever is longer.

    REAL ID enforcement

    Beginning May 3, 2023, every traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license or other acceptable forms of identification, such as a valid passport or U.S. military ID, to fly within the U.S. Review the complete list of acceptable identification.

    Travelers who don’t present an acceptable form of identification won’t be permitted through the security checkpoint.

    Learn more about REAL ID enforcement and frequently asked questions.

    Berlin airport change

    Beginning November 8, 2020, flights to and from Berlin, Germany, will operate out of Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). This will replace Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) as the primary international airport for Berlin, and all commercial airline operations at Tegel will end after November 7, 2020. For directions and more information about Berlin Brandenburg Airport, visit https://ber.berlin-airport.de/

    Chicago O’Hare construction

    Beginning May 28, 2020, two of the four pedestrian tunnels connecting Chicago O’Hare Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 to the main parking area and the CTA Blue Line station will be closed for construction. Alternate routes between each location will remain open and will be marked with signs.

    Starting March 30, 2021, utility and pavement replacement construction on the lower level arrivals roadway will begin, eliminating about half of the curbside customer pickup area in Terminals 1 and 2. Some of the crosswalks adjacent to the closed areas and the ramp to the recirculation road will also be closed during construction, which is expected to be completed in 2022. As a result, more traffic congestion than usual is expected for travelers arriving at Terminals 1 and 2. To avoid delays, you’re encouraged to add extra time to your travel plans. Short-term parking for passenger pick-up is recommended.

    Beginning April 16, 2021, motorists to O’Hare should expect additional traffic congestion due to ongoing construction on the Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90). Outbound Kennedy motorists must merge sooner to access ramps, including the ramp to Interstate 190 to O’Hare, as a new collector-distributor road is located just after Canfield Avenue, about one mile before the current ramp access. We recommend allowing yourself extra time to arrive at the airport and to plan for alternate routes.

    Cincinnati security checkpoint hours

    The security checkpoint at the Cincinnati Airport is open from 3:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily. Please plan to arrive at the airport prior to 9 p.m. – even if your flight is delayed – to make sure that you have enough time to pass through the security checkpoint before it closes. It will not stay open late to accommodate delayed departures, and you will not be able to board your flight.

    Denver construction

    If you’re flying out of Denver, we recommend arriving two hours before your scheduled departure time due to construction in the Great Hall of the Main Terminal. This ongoing construction may result in longer check-in times, new construction walls and limited dining and shopping options. Directional signage will be posted throughout the terminal and personnel will be available to answer questions. Please visit the Denver International Airport’s website for more information.

    Denver bag drop

    Denver International Airport (DEN) offers free bag drop and check-in service at the Transit Center and 75th Avenue to make it convenient for you to travel, baggage-free, from the time you arrive until you board your flight.

    • This service is for flights on United within the U.S. Flights to international destinations aren’t eligible for the bag drop service.
    • Drop your bags a minimum of 90 minutes before your flight.
    • Skip the ticket counter lines by checking your bag and getting your boarding pass.
    • This is a free service. Our bag fees still apply and can be paid at all bag drop locations.
    • Travelers with lap infants must go to the ticket counter for the child’s boarding pass.

    Transit Center bag check: Check your bag at the Transit Center and get your boarding pass before you head up to the terminal and through security.

    • Location: Transit Center, Level 1 (below The Westin)
    • Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (for flights departing as late as midnight)

    75th Avenue drive-up bag check: Drive up and check your bag from the comfort of your car before you park. A greeter will remove your bags from your car, check you in for your flight and even print your boarding pass. Then, park in one of the lots or head to the terminal, baggage-free. Upon arriving at the terminal, head directly to security.

    • Location: 75th Avenue near the Pikes Peak parking lot
    • Directions: Exit Peña Blvd. at 75th Avenue, proceed straight through the Gun Club intersection and follow signs to the Bag Check queue
    • Hours: Saturday through Thursday, 4 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Haneda airport processing times

    Due to airport expansion occurring at Haneda (HND), we recommend checking in online or with the United app and allowing extra time for checking bags and security screening.

    Houston Intercontinental construction and closures

    Due to ongoing airport construction, passengers may encounter some traffic delays along North and South Terminal Roads and are encouraged to add extra time to their travel plans.

    All vehicle traffic from the Terminal C Departures Ramp will be rerouted through the Toll Plaza and exit through the Terminal E Garage onto South Terminal Road. Additionally, the Terminal D/E parking garage is permanently closed, and passengers are asked to park at an alternate terminal, using the subway train (pre-security) or Skyway (post security) to access Terminal E.

    We appreciate your patience and remind passengers to pay close attention to all posted construction signs.

    Kansas City airport processing times

    We recommend that customers departing from Kansas City (MCI) allow extra time for check-in and security screening, especially during morning hours. Airport check-in counters open at 3:30 a.m. and TSA security checkpoints open at 3:45 a.m.

    Lafayette, Louisiana airport processing times

    We recommend that customers departing from Lafayette (LFT) allow extra time for check-in and security screening. Airport check-in counters open at 3:30 a.m. and TSA security checkpoints open at 3 a.m.

    Los Angeles traffic information and taxi/rideshare pickup

    Ongoing construction near Los Angeles (LAX) is causing heavy traffic outside the airport. We recommend allowing extra time and arriving at least two hours before your flight.

    Taxi and rideshare pickups leaving the airport have been relocated to LAX-it, a new area accessible to travelers by shuttle or a short walk from baggage claim. Learn more at flylax.com/lax-it

    Los Cabos, Mexico, airport construction

    Due to construction underway at Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), travelers arriving to or departing from Los Cabos should be prepared for longer wait times during check-in or immigration and customs processing. Boarding areas may be more crowded than usual, and boarding announcements may be limited during this time as well.

    New York LaGuardia Terminal B updates

    With the opening of the new Terminal B Arrivals/Departures Hall at New York LaGuardia on June 13, 2020, it may take up to 20 minutes to walk from the end of the TSA security checkpoint in Terminal B to the gate area. Travelers departing out of Terminal B after this date should plan to arrive at the airport earlier than usual to allow for this additional travel time.

    Phoenix terminal change

    All our flights depart and arrive from the new Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

    San Pedro Sula processing times

    Ramón Villeda Morales Airport has limited resources after damage from storms and flooding, so it may take longer than usual to check in since verification is required for all COVID-19 documents. We recommend arriving at least four hours before your scheduled departure time and using immigration and customs precheck at prechequeo.inm.gob.hn/Login

    San Juan additional security screenings

    The TSA has implemented additional security measures at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) that require all wet or frozen food items to be removed from carry-on baggage and inspected. While food items are permitted in carry-on baggage, travelers departing San Juan are advised to allow extra time at security or to check bags containing wet or frozen food items to expedite the screening process. This policy applies to standard screening lanes but does not affect TSA Pre✓® lanes.

    St. Thomas construction

    Renovations are underway at Cyril E. King Airport (STT) in St. Thomas. This may lead to longer wait times for check-in and security screening, so we recommend getting to the airport 3 hours before your departure.

    Toronto check-in times

    Because of increased congestion at the security and customs areas, check-in for all United and United Express flights will be 90 minutes before departure. We recommend you arrive 2.5 hours before your scheduled departure. If your flight departs before noon, you’ll be subject to a new queue system to optimize the flow of customers. After you check in, look for the signs to determine which line you should enter for your flight.

    Vail, Colorado, construction

    Construction is underway at Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), resulting in a longer walk between the TSA security screening and gates. We recommend allowing more time for this distance, and require customers to check in 45 minutes before departure if traveling with checked baggage.

    Washington Dulles construction

    Construction is underway at Washington Dulles (IAD) near the ticket counters. This may lead to longer wait times if you’re checking in or checking bags, so we recommend getting to the airport early.

    Washington National construction

    Construction at Washington National Airport (DCA) is expected to cause traffic delays on airport roadways, as work crews close lanes in front of Terminal B. Please allow additional travel time to and from the airport. For pickups and drop-offs, please consider using the Terminal Garages since they are located outside the construction zone. Visit flyreagan.com/ProjectJourney for the latest updates.

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    As you plan your next visit, learn how we're putting your health and safety at the forefront of your United Club℠ experience.

    We've temporarily suspended operations at most United Club locations and all United Polaris® lounges across our network. For updated hours of operation, visit our United Club and Lounge Locations page. Hours and available locations are subject to change.

  • Tickets: Applies to standard fare tickets issued between March 3, 2020, and December 31, 2021, and Basic Economy fare tickets issued between March 3, 2020, and April 30, 2021, or Basic Economy tickets issued between May 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 for travel commencing between August 11 and December 31, 2021.

    Changes/Cancellations: Customers with Basic Economy fare tickets issued between March 3, 2020, and April 30, 2021, or between May 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 for travel commencing between August 11 and December 31, 2021, or standard fare tickets issued between March 3, 2020, and December 31, 2021, will be permitted to change without paying a change fee. If the new flight is priced higher, the customer may change for no change fee but must pay the fare difference. If the new flight is priced lower, the customer may change without paying a change fee, and standard fare tickets may be given residual value in the form of a future flight credit. If you purchased your ticket from a third-party agency, please check with the issuing agency for the rules of your ticket. Contract fares such as special bulk fares sold by travel agencies (e.g., opaque) may not be eligible for free changes. Any changes or cancellations must occur prior to ticketed travel date.

    Please note: As of August 30, 2020, we no longer have change fees for most Economy and premium cabin tickets for flights within the U.S., or between the U.S. and Mexico or the Caribbean. We also no longer have change fees for international travel originating in the U.S. For more information visit united.com/changefee.

    Fare validity: This applies to all standard fare tickets issued through December 31, 2021, all destinations, all points-of-sale, all travel dates available for sale, provided ticket number starts with 016. It also applies to Basic Economy fare tickets issued through April 30, 2021 or Basic Economy tickets issued between May 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 for travel commencing between August 11 and December 31, 2021, all destinations, all points of sale, provided the ticket number starts with 016.

    Miscellaneous: Fares, fees, rules and offers are subject to change without notice. Seats are capacity-controlled and may not be available on all flights or days. Some fares are nonrefundable except during the first 24 hours after purchase. Other restrictions may apply.

 

  

Cuba: Travel restrictions

Non-humanitarian flights to Cuba are suspended.