UNITED STATES Entry Requirements
Essential Info on the Mandatory US Customs Form 6059B for All Travelers
- The U.S. Customs Form 6059B Application can be completed prior to travel
- The application can be completed in a few minutes
- Fill out the application today instead of at the airport
- U.S. travelers that do not complete the form may be denied entry
- Save time and hassle by completing Form 6059B online
Need more information on Form 6059B? Here we answer the most pressing questions regarding the US customs form. If you believe we have not answered your questions here, we encourage you to download our Information Guide and contact us for further support with the specificity of your issue.
Entering the USA via land, sea, or air
International visitors should know the following information before arriving at any U.S. port of entry for non-essential travel.
- Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine as outlined on the CDC Website.
- They verbally attest that they have COVID-19 and non-essential travel vaccinations.
International visitors should be prepared for the following before they board a flight to America:
Proof of Vaccination Requirements
Before they can board their flight to the United States, international visitors must show proof of vaccination. Accepted vaccines are those that have been approved by the FDA or authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO). A person can be considered fully vaccinated if they have received at least two doses from a single-dose approved series or any combination of two doses from a two-dose accepted series. The vaccine requirement is not applicable to children under 18 years of age. Other limited exceptions may apply.
Contact Tracing Requirements
For the purpose of contact tracing, all passengers flying to the United States must provide contact information to airlines. This is essential to detect and respond quickly to COVID-19 variants, protecting the public as well as international visitors.
State and Local Requirements
Please check with your destination, hotel, or attractions as the world shifts from pandemic to epidemic. For specific COVID-related guidelines, please contact us directly.
Is there a requirement to wear masks in public in the USA?
For people 2 years and older, including passengers and workers, the CDC recommends that you wear a high-quality respirator to cover your nose and mouth when using public transport (such as trains, buses, and ferries) and in transportation hubs (such as airports, stations, and seaports). Properly wearing a respirator or mask can help protect you and others. A high-quality respirator or mask is especially useful in places with poor ventilation, such as airport runways. The CDC encourages operators and transport hubs to support the wearing of masks by all, even employees.
This recommendation for public health is based on the current data. It includes an understanding of the domestic and global epidemiology and the impact of circulating variants on disease severity and vaccine efficacy, recent trends at COVID-19 community levels in the United States, and projections of COVID-19 trend in the coming months.
To protect yourself and others when traveling and in transportation settings, it is crucial to keep up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations.
Also, people should follow all recommendations and requirements of state and tribal, local, or territorial authorities.
Documents required for entry into the USA
You must bring valid travel documents to the United States when you arrive. Your country of origin and status will determine the documents and validity of your passport for six months.
Before entering the U.S., foreign nationals must have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
- All foreign nationals entering the United States must have a passport, regardless of where they are from.
- A U.S. visa may be required for permanent residents as well as foreign nationals. Visa. Before you can start your trip, you must apply for a visa.
- Global Entry membership is available to citizens of certain countries. Check if you are eligible to apply for Global Entry.
Can I travel to the USA without a visa?
To issue visas to foreign nationals who travel to the United States via its consulates, the U.S. Department of State. If you are not a citizen of one of the 41 participating countries in the Visa Waiver Program, however, you do need a visa to visit the United States for a business meeting or vacation.
The type of visa you require to enter the U.S. will depend on your travel reason. These are some of the most requested visas:
- Permanent residency visa
- Tourist visas to travel or for business purposes
- Fiance(e), visa to marry your U.S. citizen fiancée(e) and live in the U.S.
- Visas to Students
- Canadian and Mexican citizens can apply for business or professional visas.
- Transit visa to travel through the U.S.A. while you visit another country
How can I use the Visa Waiver Program to travel without a visa?
The Visa Waiver Program allows citizens and nationals from participating countries to travel to America for business or tourism for stays of less than 90 days without needing a visa. Before traveling, travelers must have a valid electronic system for travel authorization (ESTA) and all other requirements. You can still apply for a visitor visa (B) if you do want a visa in your passport.
To travel to the United States without a visa under the VWP, authorization must be obtained through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. ESTA, a web-based system that U.S. Customs and Border Protection uses to determine whether you are eligible to travel to the United States under the VWP for business or tourism purposes, is operated by CBP.
Your ESTA will usually be valid for two years. If you receive a new passport (including an emergency or temporary one), (2) change your name, (3) change your gender, (4) change the country where you live, or (5) have to modify your answers to any “yes” or “no” questions on your ESTA application.
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