Effective April 18, 2022, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will no longer enforce the federal travel mask mandate in all U.S. airports and onboard aircraft. Effective immediately, Delta has made masks optional for all airport employees, crew members and customers inside U.S. airports and onboard aircraft domestically, as well as on most international flights. We recommend carrying a mask with you wherever you go, as local policies and mask mandates in other countries may vary.
Effective June 12, 2022, all travelers, including U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens arriving in the U.S. from international destinations, are no longer required to provide a negative COVID-19 test. It will not be necessary to show test results at the airport before returning to the U.S. Proof of vaccination status is still mandatory for foreign nationals visiting the U.S., but it will not be required for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Most international hotels and resorts will no longer offer in-hotel testing to guests. See below for more details.
Use Delta FlyReadySM, opens in a new window to easily upload your required travel documents. Our interactive map is an excellent resource to help you decide your next travel destination, given the current and changing environment.
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Effective June 12, 2022, all travelers, including U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens arriving in the U.S. from international destinations, are no longer required to provide a negative COVID-19 test. It will not be necessary to show test results at the airport before returning to the U.S. Proof of vaccination status is still mandatory for foreign nationals entering the U.S. Most hotels and resorts will no longer offer in-hotel testing to guests. See below for more details.
Here’s what you need to know about the latest U.S. entry requirements:
- Fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be permitted to enter the U.S. with proof of vaccination. Unvaccinated foreign nationals will not be able to board a flight to the U.S., unless they meet criteria for one of the exceptions, opens in a new window.
- Children under 18 years of ageare exempt from the vaccination requirement.
- For those with connecting flights, your connection cannot be longer than 48 hours and travelers must present proof that their COVID-19 test was taken within 1 day of the initial flight departure.
Yes. Mix and match vaccinations are acceptable. Individuals can be considered fully vaccinated ≥ 2 weeks after receipt of any combination of two doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 two-dose series and therefore be allowed to enter the U.S.
All passengers ages 2 and up will need to complete an attestation form, opens in a new window before boarding a flight to the U.S. A parent or other authorized person should attest on behalf of a passenger under 18 years old. An authorized person may attest on behalf of any passenger who is unable to sign their own attestation (e.g., because they are too young, or because of physical or mental impairment).
Contact tracing will be required for all passengers entering the U.S. Delta will collect this information for its passengers on behalf of the CDC.
Delta is making health documentation verification a breeze with Delta FlyReady , opens in a new window– Delta’s digital solution built to automatically verify government-required health documentation and ensure customers are aware of entry requirements in place at their destination. If required, travelers on most international routes bound for the U.S. can use Delta FlyReady to directly upload and verify their vaccination certificate.
Please note: You must enter your Delta flight confirmation number (not your Delta Vacations confirmation number) when entering the required information.
- Persons on diplomatic or official foreign government travel
- Children under 18 years of age
- Participants in certain COVID-19 vaccine trials
- Persons with medical contraindications to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine
- Persons issued a humanitarian or emergency exception
- Persons with valid nonimmigrant visas who are citizens of a country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability
- Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or their spouses or children
- Sea crew members
- Persons whose entry would be in the U.S. national interest
- Beginning May 3, 2023, all domestic U.S. citizens 18 years of age and older will need a state-issued REAL ID compliant driver's license, identification card,, Go to footer note or another acceptable form of ID (such as a passport) to fly within the United States.
- You may want to bring printed copies of your documents and vaccination status if possible. Digital copies may be accepted, but backup is a good idea.
- As the U.S. reopens and more travelers return to the skies, wait times at the airport and security checkpoints may be longer than normal. Early arrival is recommended.
- Travel restrictions are changing frequently. We recommend that you check your destination’s specific requirements, opens in a new window, as well as confirming directly with the hotel their policy regarding masks and more.
Updated June 11, 2022