Adult foreign nationals traveling to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 November 8TH.
Confirmation of this comes from the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Port of Spain Tuesday.
U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents will be exempt from this vaccination requirement, although unvaccinated U.S. citizens and LPRs, including children, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken one day before departure and be retested upon their arrival to the United States.
In a media release Tuesday, the US Embassy said all adult foreign national international air travelers, meaning individuals 18 years or older, coming to the United States will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to boarding a U.S.-bound flight.
The release said vaccinated air passengers will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of arrival to the United States, or written documentation of recovery from COVID-19 after previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and a letter from a licensed health care provider that the passenger has been cleared for travel.
It said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will accept all FDA-approved or WHO-authorized vaccines for air travel and entry into the United States.
This new requirement does not affect issuance of a U.S. visa.