With UK and EU residents allowed to enter the USA from the 8th of November, we look at the requirements for entry. 

From the 8th of November 2021, the United States of America will be allowing visitors from the United Kingdom, alongside those from the Republic of Ireland and members of the Schengen agreement. Below we have outlined what to expect should you be travelling across the pond.


Upon announcing the return of visitors from the UK, ROI and Schengen agreement the US released the following statement:

Starting on November 8, non-citizen, non-immigrant air travellers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to boarding an aeroplane to fly to the US, with only limited exceptions,

Vaccination status

The following vaccines have been approved by the World Health Organisation and will be recognised by the US:

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • AstraZeneca, including Covishield
  • Sinopharm (Beijing)
  • Sinovac

Travellers can have had a mixture of different vaccines however there is a requirement for travellers to have had their vaccine at least two weeks prior to travelling.

It is down to the airline staff to check that the traveller has the required vaccination status, that their docu


  • children younger than 18
  • certain participants of COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials
  • travellers with medical contraindications to the vaccines
  • travellers reaching the US under emergency or humanitarian reasons
  • travellers from countries with low-vaccine availability (as determined by the CDC), who are travelling on non-tourist visas


Travellers entering the US will have to have provide a negative test taken within 72 hours of travelling. Accepted tests are; PCR, NAAT and LAMP.


UK information

 Find out the UK Goverment information here and find out more about Wayte Treavel Management services here.

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