Corporate Immigration Practice - Goldfarb Seligman
Travel to the United States

Dear Clients,

Following our recent updates on entry into Israel, below is a summary of current COVID-related entry requirements to the United States. This summary is based on the latest information posted by the CDC.


With very limited exceptions, non-citizens must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States by air. (One exception: Children under the age of 18 do not need to be fully vaccinated.)

Israelis and others who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are considered “fully vaccinated” if at least 14 days have passed since the second dose. There is no requirement for a third “booster” dose. 

Individuals who recently recovered from COVID-19 may travel to the U.S. if they have a positive COVID-19 serological test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight, and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that they are cleared to travel.

Proof of being fully vaccinated or documentation of recovery must be shown to the airline as a condition for boarding a U.S.-bound flight. In addition, all travelers ages 2 or older must show a negative PCR test result taken no more than 3 days before travel before they board a flight to the United States. 

U.S. citizens

Before boarding a flight to the United States, U.S. citizens are required to show one of the following:

  1. If fully-vaccinated: Proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test result taken no more than 3 days before travel.

  1. If not fully-vaccinated: A negative PCR test result taken no more than 1 day before travel.

  1. If recently recovered from COVID-19: Same documentation requirements as for non-citizens. 

Additional Notes:

There is no requirement for passengers arriving to the U.S. to take a PCR or serological test, or to quarantine. 

The CDC posted a user-friendly online assessment to see if you will be permitted to board a flight to the United States per the above guidelines - you may find it here.



For more information, please contact: 


Amir Vang



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