Tuesday, February 7, 2023

What vaccinations do I need to travel to the United States?

North Carolina, Raleigh During these holidays, non-citizens must present a certificate that they have received their vaccinations to travel to the United States.

This was granted by an order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) signed in April 2022.

According to the order, vaccines that will be considered valid for travel to the United States are only those approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO). Also, only those people who have a complete vaccination plan will be able to enter.

Vaccines for Travel to the United States: Which Are Accepted?

Both single-dose and double-dose vaccines are accepted for travel to the United States by land, air, or sea. The only criteria is that they have been approved by the FDA or WHO.

The single-dose vaccines for travel to the United States are:

  • Janssen/J&J
  • Convidacea (Cancinobio)

The two-dose vaccines available for travel to the United States are:

  • Komirneti (Pfizer-BioNTech)
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  • Novavax
  • Komirneti (Pfizer-BioNTech)
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  • Vaxjaveria (AstraZeneca)
  • Covaxin
  • covishield
  • BIBP/Sinopharm
  • CoronaVac (Synovac)
  • Nuvaxovid (Novavax)
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What does it mean to have a “full immunization schedule”?

For a person to be considered fully vaccinated to travel to the United States, they must meet certain requirements. A person is considered fully vaccinated after the following:

  • 2 weeks (14 days) after your dose of the approved single-dose vaccine
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after your second dose of the approved 2-dose series.
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after receiving the full line of the COVID-19 vaccine (not placebo) approved in the clinical trial
  • 2 weeks (14 days) after receiving 2 doses of any combination of approved COVID-19 vaccines, at least 17 days apart.

In any case it is not necessary to receive a booster dose to meet this requirement.

Nor is it taken into account how much time has passed since the person had a complete plan.

How do I prove I am vaccinated to travel to the United States?

Before boarding an airplane or at the land border, tourists must show one of the following accepted proofs of vaccination:

  • Immunization certificate with QR code or digital pass through smartphone application having QR code
  • Printing of COVID-19 vaccination records or COVID-19 vaccination certificates issued at the national or sub-national level or by an authorized vaccine provider
  • Digital photographs of vaccination cards or records, downloaded vaccination records or vaccination certificates from an official source

In any case, proof of vaccination forms must contain personal identifiers. This means: Full name and at least one other personal piece of information, such as date of birth or passport number. You must also include the name of the official source that issued the record (for example, the public health agency that issued it). Lastly, it is essential that you have the manufacturer and date of administration of the vaccine.

Who must meet their vaccination requirement to travel to the United States?

The vaccination requirement to travel to the United States basically applies to anyone of legal age who is not a US citizen or legal immigrant living in the country. This includes anyone with a “nonimmigrant visa” category, such as H-2A workers.

Although there are some exceptions. Exceptions are children and adolescents under the age of 18. Also people with medical conditions that prevent them from getting vaccinated, as long as they present a certificate signed by a professional.

Who does not need to submit the vaccination certificate?

For US citizens, US citizens, US lawful permanent residents and immigrants.

People who are not US citizens and who are not required to present their certificate of vaccination to travel to the United States include:

  • non-US citizens entitled to asylum;
  • non-US citizens entitled to withhold removal;
  • Non-US citizens entitled to protection under regulations issued in the application of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment;
  • non-US citizens admitted to the United States as refugees;
  • holders of visa 92 or 93;
  • Non-US citizens who have been granted parole in the United States.

Is it necessary to present a negative COVID-19 test to travel to the United States?

No. It is not necessary to test whether to enter by air, land or sea.

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