As of January 26th, there are new restrictions for all US-bound international travelers. If you’re traveling back to the United States from abroad, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.


What You Need to Know

  • Only Viral Tests (PCR and Antigen) are accepted
  • You will need proof of results (electronic or paper)
  • You will still need a negative test even if vaccinated.
  • Your test must have been taken no more than three days before your flight to the U.S. departs
  • A negative test is required for all travelers 2 years and older

There are Some Limited Special Exceptions

  • You have recovered from Covid-19 in the past 3 months (documentation is required)
  • You get a negative test (travel and return within 3 days
  • You are flying from a US territory American Samoa, Guam Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • You are arriving via land border from Canada or Mexico

Commonly Asked Questions

What if I have a connecting flight in the U.S. but will not be staying?
If you are flying into the US for any reason, you are required to have a negative COVID-19 test.

What happens if my flight is delayed and the three days since testing lapses?
You will need to be retested for COVID-19 if the delay causes your test to fall outside of the three-day testing window.

I am traveling within the US, do I need a negative test?
No, at this time negative tests are only required for international travel into the US.

How do I get tested while I am outside the US?
Many airlines are rolling out testing for US travelers, or are working with local providers to help facilitate COVID-19 tests for travelers that are looking to travel to destinations that require testing. Many hotels are starting to offer COVID-19 testing.

If you are traveling soon you will want to take note and save it for reference. I am here for you if you have any specific questions.

Travel with Confidence

Worried about traveling during COVID-19? Contact luxury travel advisor Margi Arnold to find out how to safely travel during these unprecedented times. With over 32-years’ experience in the travel industry, Margi is an expert that will help you personalize your trip and will ensure a worry-free vacation. Start by completing a vacation request or call Margi at 303-694-8786.



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