Rules for Passengers Traveling to/through the USA

November 8, 2022

The rules for travelers to enter the United States of America have changed

From November 8, 2022, in accordance with the Order of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the United States has changed the entry rules for foreign citizens

All persons over 2 years of age must complete a form indicating that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or are exempt from vaccination.

This questionnaire must be submitted to the airline representatives before boarding a flight to the United States. Failure to complete or provide incorrect or false information on the form may result in a flight delay, disqualification of the passenger from the flight and denial of future travel to the United States. In addition, any passenger who does not comply with the requirements of the questionnaire may be subject to criminal liability and imprisonment in accordance with US federal law.

! This requirement does not apply to US citizens and immigrants.

August 12, 2022

In the US, they abandoned the "vaccination status": now the recommendations are the same for everyone

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published updated guidelines on August 11, 2022, in which it eased most of the covid restrictions.

In particular, CDC advice for the vaccinated and the unvaccinated is no longer different. The changes are listed in the press release and updated "guidelines for minimizing the impact of covid".

Here's the most important:

  • "CDC COVID-19 prevention recommendations no longer differ based on a person’s vaccination status because serious infections do occur, although the disease is usually mild, and people who have had COVID-19 but are not vaccinated have some degree of protection against severe illness, developed after a previous illness," the CDC website says. This means that all CDC recommendations are now the same for both vaccinated and everyone else.
  • Routine covid testing will no longer be recommended in most places for people who are asymptomatic. First of all, this will affect schools and other budgetary institutions that were required to constantly conduct testing.
  • In case of contact with a sick person, it is now recommended not to isolate for 5 days, but to wear a "high-quality mask" for 10 days. Lockdown lifted "to limit social and economic impacts". After 5 days, contact persons are recommended to be tested.
  • Those who become ill must go into isolation, but may end early in 5 days if they do not have a fever or other symptoms. In this case, they need to continue wearing the mask for 10 days.
  • People who test positive can stop wearing a mask if they are asymptomatic and have tested negative twice in a row – on the sixth day after the onset of infection, and then again on the eighth day.

It is not yet known how the changes will affect the conditions for entering the United States: the page with information about anti-covid rules for arriving in the country is now in the status of updating. "The CDC is revising this page to align with updated guidance," the website said in a notice.

January 14, 2022

Changes and additions have been made to the rules for entering the United States:

1. Passengers (aged 2 years and older) entering or transiting the United States must present a negative PCR test result for novel coronavirus infection COVID-19 no more than 24 hours before flight departure. (According to Uzbekistan Airways)

Also, all passengers planning a trip to the United States, about the need to provide a special form (Attestation) when checking in for a flight, which passengers must fill out before departure and present in printed form when checking in for a flight.


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2. Passengers entering or transiting through the United States must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate confirming that they have been fully vaccinated at least 15 days (vaccination day + 14 days) prior to arrival. Passenger data (for example, name and date of birth) on the certificate must match the data on the passport / travel document.

The following vaccines are accepted:

  • AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience)
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
  • Covishield
  • Covaxin
  • Janssen
  • Moderna (Spikevax)
  • Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac

A combination of these vaccines is allowed if they are given at least 17 days apart.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination details.

This requirement does not apply to:

  • US citizens
  • Persons with a US residence permit
  • Passengers under the age of 18
  • Passengers with a letter from a doctor confirming that the passenger cannot receive a vaccine for health reasons
  • Passengers with an invitation letter or other official document issued by the United States, another government, or the United Nations traveling on official business

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3. Passengers entering or transiting through the United States must test negative for COVID-19 no later than 1 (one) day prior to departure from the first boarding point.

Valid tests:

  • Antigen
  • NAAT
  • RT-PCR
  • TMA

This requirement does not apply to:

  • Passengers under 2 years old
  • Passengers who test positive for COVID-19, taken no later than 90 days before departure from the first point of boarding and a letter from the health authority that the passenger is allowed to travel

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4. US citizens and US permanent residents who are eligible to enter but not fully vaccinated will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result submitted 1 (one) day before their flight.

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5. US citizens and permanent US residents who are fully vaccinated will be required to provide airlines with proof of vaccination and proof of negative test result for COVID-19 checked in a maximum of 1 (one) day before their flight. Exceptions will be dealt with to a very limited extent. Please contact the nearest embassy or consulate except for treatment.

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Details of the CDC's Exceptions and Requirements for COVID-19 Test Negative or COVID-19 Recoveries for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States.

We also want to remind you:

  • Effective November 8, 2021, a requirement came into effect that all non-US air passengers traveling to the United States on nonimmigrant visas must be fully vaccinated and must provide proof of their vaccination prior to boarding a plane to the United States.
  • Passengers are subject to COVID-19 control measures set by the state / territory of their final destination.
  • DV visas issued in September 2020 with expired validity are accepted for entry.
  • US citizens are allowed to enter with an expired passport. This does not apply to emergency passports, which must be valid on arrival.
  • Passengers can be subject to self-isolation or quarantine.

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Please read the following information before traveling:

How to determine which requirements apply to your trip
What is complete vaccination and what vaccines are accepted in the USA
COVID-19 testing centers in Uzbekistan

You can also find out about the requirements for travel on the website of the US Embassy in Uzbekistan.

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