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

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