October 15. The United States is a destination that doesn’t really need an introduction. Most of us have already pictured ourselves having a crazy night in Vegas or strolling down Manhattan. In these days of the pandemic, however,the country’s fame has turned tragic since the U.S has kept the first spot worldwide in COVID-19 contagion figures and death toll.
As of today, the country is “technically” welcoming tourists -by air- from all countries. However,these travellers may or may notbe allowed entry depending on their point of departure and other circumstances.
Keep reading to learn if you are allowed entry and the steps to do so.
It is highly variable. With an estimated population of 330,052,960 inhabitants, this country has reported 7,728,436 positive cases and 213,626 deaths. The highest death toll in the world.
These are overwhelming numbers, but we do have to remember that the U.S. is a Federal 50-state nation so the level of threat and the type of response vary wildly from state to state. The response to the virus outbreak has been only partially coordinated.
Your favorite vacation spot or that national park you always wanted to visit may be COVID-19 safe and open for business. How can you be sure? Keep reading.
What are state-related restrictions in the different states of the US?
We know after so many months of high COVID-19 case transmission and local restrictions you might be longing to travel again or visit family and friends in other states. In order to make things go smoothly for you and your fellow travelers, it is important to keep up with the constant fluctuation of rules and regulations.
Some states may ask you to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, quarantine upon arrival, or submit a travel declaration and self-isolation plan, some other states may just allow you to freely travel intercity or interstate. To be sure of what to do and avoid problems leaving or coming back home, find updated information about every single state on TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS STATE BY STATE IN THE USA – [UPDATED]
Other suggestions and matters you must take into account
Some airlines are operating flights at 60% capacity but you may find others where you will need to travel on a 100% crowded plane.
Take into account that different rules may apply for couples holding passports from different countries. Consult local, regional, and national regulations to ensure you are compliant.
To be granted access to the United States may rely on a great variety of factors including but not limited to if you are a foreigner or national, the countries you have recently visited, your visa status, the states where you are supposed to land when you arrive in the country, your current health status, or even your commitment to attend local regulations.