On April 21, 2022, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they will continue to require non-US travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the US-Mexico and US-Canada borders to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination upon request. Read more about this update.
Who does the COVID-19 vaccine requirement apply to?
The COVID vaccine requirement applies to non-US travelers who are traveling both for essential and non-essential reasons and does not apply to US citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, or US nationals.
What is the COVID-19 vaccine requirement at a US port or ferry terminal?
Non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals, whether for essential or non-essential reasons, must continue to:
- Verbally attest to their COVID-19 vaccination status;
- Provide, upon request, proof of a CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccination, as outlined on the CDC website;
- Present a valid Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document, such as a valid passport, Trusted Traveler Program card, or Enhanced Tribal Card; and
- Be prepared to present any other relevant documents requested by a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer during a border inspection.
Is a COVID-19 test required for land or ferry travel to the US?
A COVID-19 test is not required to enter the US via a land port of entry or ferry terminal.
Read the Official Announcement Below
April 21, 2022 – DHS Extends COVID Vaccination Requirements for Non-US Citizen Travelers