International travel ban in U.S. has come to an end

By Boston Chauffeur

International travel ban in the U.S. ends.

The 18-month ban ended on Monday, November 8th just in time for the holidays!

Since America closed its borders to the majority of foreign travelers, separated loved ones have missed many special moments and important events in each other’s lives – luckily, it seems like Santa came early this year, fulfilling our wishes!

As Thanksgiving Day is approaching, the Boston Chauffeur team is thankful for all of the happiness brought by the International Travel Ban lift and all of the families that are about to be united thanks to this decision. The last two years reminded us that the most precious things in the world are health and well-being.

In order to prevent further spreading of the virus, there are new requirements to enter the country after the International Travel Ban that include:

  • Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID19
  • Negative COVID-19 test result:
    – Vaccinated passengers – Negative COVID-19 test result can be a maximum of 3 days old
    – Not fully vaccinated passengers: Negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before travel.
  • Contact information – This is required as it will allow U.S. federal, state, local health departments, and agencies to contact the person if there is a possibility that the person has been exposed to a communicable disease and to share appropriate health and public health information necessary to help keep the public safe.
  • Confirmation in the form of attestation that all of the information the passenger presents is true is also required upon the travel.

Here is the table of accepted COVID-19 vaccines

Portrait of woman reuniting with her daughter in airport after international travel ban comes to an end, November 2021

What is considered acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination?

Can I travel to the U.S. if I am not vaccinated?

  • If you are a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, immigrant, or lawful permanent resident you can travel to the United States even if you are partially vaccinated or not vaccinated at all – however, you must have proof of negative test results for the viral test, taken no more than 1 day prior to the departure.
  • If you are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated noncitizen/nonimmigrant you might not be able to travel to the United States.
    There are still several categories that are excepted from the requirements of the Presidential Proclamation and you may be able to travel to the U.S. Based on the category of the exception, you may further be required to take different precautionary measures and 
  • There is a possibility of traveling to the United States by air regardless of the vaccination status through an exception – if you were infected with COVID-19 and have a documented recovery from the disease in the past 90 days and a signed letter from a licensed healthcare provider or public official as a confirmation that you have been cleared to travel (meaning that you have met the criteria to end the isolation) you can fly to the U.S. Before boarding the flight to the U.S. the airline will review a paper or digital copy of your test result after you arrive, public health officials may review the documentation upon request.

Please note that all of our Chauffeurs are fully vaccinated. Boston Chauffeur has taken all precautionary measures to provide you with a safe ride to your destination. Refer to our blog post about how Boston Chauffeur keeps the fleet clean & disinfected during the pandemic to get information about the inspection and cleaning processes of our vehicles.

If you are looking for safe, comfortable, and reliable ground transportation call us at 979-921-4334, and our staff will provide you with additional information and answer all of your questions.

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