US Reopening for Irish Visitors 8th November: Entry Requirements

The United States is reopening for fully vaccinated visitors for Ireland from 8th November.

Irish visitors should be aware of the following entry requirements.

  1. Nothing changes until November 8.  Any foreign national seeking entry to the United States from Ireland still requires a National Interest Exception with very limited exceptions.
  2. Starting on November 8, foreign national air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to fly to the United States, with only limited exceptions.
  3. The CDC has determined that for the purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include those FDA approved or authorized, as well as vaccines with an emergency use listing from the World Health Organization.
  4. Fully vaccinated air travelers will continue to be required to show documentation of a pre-departure negative viral test from a sample taken within three days of travel to the United States before boarding. That includes all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals.
  5. Unvaccinated travelers – whether U.S. citizens, LPRs, or the small number of excepted unvaccinated foreign nationals – will need to show documentation of a negative viral test from a sample taken within one day of travel to the United States.
  6. The Order requires that airlines collect contact information for all international inbound travelers to the United States – including full name, as well as a phone number, email, and address at which they can be reached while staying in the United States.
  7. For each of these requirements, air passengers will have to sign an attestation, certifying the validity of vaccination and testing, and confirming that their contact information is complete and accurate

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