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Key Points

  • DHS has extended COVID-19 vaccination requirements for travelers to the US
  • Non-US travelers who are entering the US through land ports or ferry terminals must provide proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID-19 testing is not required for entry


On April 21, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an extension of COVID-19 vaccination requirements that took effect on November 8, 2021.

The provisions have been extended until further notice. However, the requirements have not changed. With limited exceptions, non-US travelers entering the US through land ports and ferry terminals must be fully vaccinated. The DHS will continue to require individuals who are not US citizens, lawful permanent residents, or nationals to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to enter the US by land or ferry.

Travelers must be prepared to:

  • Verbally attest to their COVID-19 vaccination status
  • Provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Present a valid Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHIT)-compliant document

Travelers should also be prepared to provide other relevant documents to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) during an inspection.

COVID-19 testing is not required to enter the US

Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Dmitri Pikman, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Department of Homeland Security

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