Editor's note: this article was last updated 5/27/2022 at 10 a.m. PST. For up-to-the-minute info, please check with the U.S. Government here or the Canadian government here.
Use the ArriveCAN app to provide the government with necessary information.
You can download the free app here. Fill in the required fields with your info -- vaccination status, planned duration of trip, etc. All information is confidential and the app does not track your movement with GPS.
The ArriveCAN app will speed up your border crossing experience. Please note: if you don’t use the app, the border crossing guards can prevent your entry to the U.S. or Canada.
Get fully vaccinated.
All non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. In addition, fully vaccinated foreign nationals may also enter the United States at land ports of entry (POE) and ferry terminals.
All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.
There are a few, limited exceptions to this rule.