- On December 31, 2021, the US government lifted a southern African travel ban
- Individuals from South Africa and seven neighboring countries may enter the US.
- The ban has been lifted due to updated guidance from President Biden’s medical team
- Travelers are still subject to the exact requirements as other inbound international travelers
- Updates to changing travel guidance will be provided as available
At midnight EST on December 31, 2021, the US government lifted a previous southern African travel ban that went into effect on November 29, 2021.
The ban was lifted due to updated guidance and advice from President Biden’s medical team. Although travelers from the affected countries may enter the US, they are still subject to the exact requirements as all other inbound international travelers, including the condition to provide proof of complete vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of travel, with some exceptions.
Travel guidance is continuing to change due to COVID-19. Updates will be provided as available.
Source: The White House