New travel requirements for foreign travelers to the United States

Brasília, December 3, 2021: The U.S. government has announced new travel requirements for foreign travelers entering in the United States. In addition to the vaccination requirement already in place, all air passengers aged two years and over departing to the U.S. beginning at 2:01 a.m. (Brasília Time) on December 6, 2021, are required to show a negative Covid-19 viral test result taken no more than one day before boarding their flight. Alternatively, they may present documentation of having recovered from Covid-19 in the past 90 days, before they board their flight. The previously announced requirement included presenting a negative test within three days prior to traveling.

New requirements:

What types of tests are accepted: The passenger must be tested with a viral test that could be either an antigen test or PCR.

What is considered one day: The one-day period is one day before the flight’s departure. By using a one-day window, test acceptability does not depend on the time of the flight or the time of day that the test sample was taken. For example, if the flight is at 1:00 p.m. on a Friday, the passenger could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Thursday.

The previously outlined vaccination requirements remain in force.