COVID-19 Information for The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands

COVID-19 information for TB and TCI

COVID-19 Information
Last Updated: January 13, 2022

Please see below for country specific COVID-19 information for both The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions and regulations can change without notice; before traveling, please carefully and regularly review the guidance from the government of each country below.

COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: January 13, 2022

***  Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States are required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.

All air passengers 2 years or older with a flight departing to the U.S. from a foreign country on or after December 6, 2021, are required to show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, before they board their flight.

Exemptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis.  Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for an exemption.  Please visit the CDC webpages for more information about exemptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

Country-Specific Information

  • The Bahamian government has confirmed multiple cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas. Due to the fluidity of the global COVID-19 pandemic entry requirements for The Bahamas are subject to change at any time.
  • The U.S. State Department has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for The Bahamas: Reconsider Travel due to COVID.  Exercise increased caution due to crime.
  • The CDC has issued a Level 3: High Level of COVID-19 Travel Health Notice for The Bahamas.
  • Restrictions and regulations can change with little or no advanced notice; before traveling carefully and regularly review the guidance directly from the Bahamian government at the Office of the Prime Minister’s webpage, specifically, the most recent update to the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Order.  We also encourage you to carefully and regularly review the Bahamas tourism page (and particularly that page’s FAQs), and your travel vendors (airlines, hotels, etc.)
  • This summary does not include information on retail, restaurants, social gatherings, and other areas.  To learn about current restrictions due to COVID-19, please regularly check the websites noted immediately above.
  • All individuals must wear masks whenever they leave their residence or hotel room.  While exercising, masks are not required; however, a face mask must be visibly in possession and easily accessible.  While on the beach, face masks are not required, except when approaching and exiting the beach.
  • Each person must carry government-issued identification whenever they leave their residence or lodging.

COVID-19 Testing

Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in The Bahamas? Yes

If so, are test results reliably available within 1 day? Yes

  • A list of COVID-19 test sites is available at https://www.bahamas.com/travelupdates; scroll down to “DAY-FIVE COVID-19 TESTING SITES.” The rapid antigen costs on average $25 (U.S. or Bahamian dollars); the PCR test costs on average $140 (U.S. or Bahamian dollars).
  • For unvaccinated visitors staying in The Bahamas longer than four (4) nights and five (5) days, a rapid antigen test is required on Day 5 of the visit. The fee for the Day 5 rapid antigen test is covered through the Travel Health Insurance fee associated with the mandatory Health Visa for entering The Bahamas.
  • Before you go to a testing center, we advise you to contact them in advance to obtain specific details as to days and hours of operation; cost; payment forms accepted; method of test results delivery (email, test message, physical copy); and the anticipated turnaround time of the test results.
  • More information on COVID-19 testing in The Bahamas is available at: https://www.bahamas.com/tourism-reopening.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

Has the government of The Bahamas approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes

Are vaccines available in The Bahamas for U.S. citizens to receive?  Vaccines are available only to residents of The Bahamas.

Which vaccines are available in The Bahamas?  AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

  • Information and guidance for residents of The Bahamas regarding the COVID-19 vaccine program is available at https://opm.gov.bs/vaccine/ and https://vax.gov.bs/. Updates may also be found at https://www.facebook.com/opmbs/.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes

  • Before traveling, each traveler above the age of 18 must go to https://travel.gov.bs, select “International,” and submit a Travel Health Visa Application. For each traveler 17 years old and younger, a profile must be added to the Travel Health Visa Application of their parent or guardian.
  • Vaccinated Travelers:  Those traveling to The Bahamas from other countries will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR), taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival to The Bahamas.
  • Unvaccinated Travelers:  Unvaccinated travelers, ages 12 and older, entering The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (including PCR, NAA, NAAT, TMA or RNA) test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival.
  • Children and Infants:  Children between the ages of 2 and 11 are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR), taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival to The Bahamas.
  • Cruise Passengers: All travelers entering The Bahamas on a cruise ship are subject to the testing requirements mandated by the cruise line and approved by The Bahamian government.
  • Travel health visa applications can take up to 36 hours to process, after which each traveler will receive a confirmation regarding their application’s approval; however, at times the approval process may take longer.  All inquiries should be directed to the contact information found at the top of the following webpage:  https://travel.gov.bs/.
  • Each traveler must present their final confirmation document of their Travel Health Visa application, along with their negative COVID-19 test results and proof of full vaccination (if the latter is applicable), upon boarding flights to The Bahamas and again upon arrival in The Bahamas.
  • For questions, contact the Ministry of Tourism COVID-19 Travel Compliance Unit at 1-786-471-5898 (USA) or +1 (242) 502-0829 (Bahamas) or via email to healthvisa@bahamas.com.

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes

  • Vaccinated Travelers:   Those traveling to The Bahamas from other countries be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR), taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival to The Bahamas.
  • Unvaccinated Travelers:  Unvaccinated travelers, ages 12 and older, entering The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (including PCR, NAA, NAAT, TMA or RNA) test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival.
  • Children and Infants:  Effective December 27, 2021, children between the ages of 2 and 11 are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR), taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival to The Bahamas.
  • The following travelers only are exempt from presenting negative COVID-19 test results: Children under the age of two (2), pilots and crew who will remain in The Bahamas for not more than one night; a person traveling from any island, except New Providence (Nassau), Grand Bahama, Harbour Island or Eleuthera, to any other Bahamian island.
  • A person traveling to The Bahamas on a commercial or personal vessel whose arrival in The Bahamas extends beyond the five (5) day period for a valid RT-PCR COVID 19 molecular diagnostic test result will be granted a travel health visa upon application and permitted to enter The Bahamas provided the captain of that vessel can prove at their point of entry into The Bahamas that the vessel’s travel to The Bahamas was a direct one with no prior stops to any other ports of call.
  • Mandatory COVID-19 health insurance: All visitors are required to opt-in to mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when applying for their Travel Health Visa. The insurance covers travelers for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas. Fees for the Bahamas Health Travel Visa, inclusive of Day 5 Rapid Antigen Test and mandatory Travel Health Insurance, are:
    • $40 – Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens/residents
    • $40 – Unvaccinated visitors staying up to four (4) nights and five (5) days
    • $60 – Unvaccinated visitors staying longer than four (4) nights and five (5) days
    • $No fee – Fully vaccinated returning Bahamian citizens/residents
    • Exempt from fees: Children 10 years and under; and pilot/crew of commercial airlines who remain overnight in The Bahamas
    • The mandatory Travel Health Insurance fee covers:
    • Medical expenses incurred on-island due to COVID-19, up to US$50,000;
    • Trip interruption/delay for necessary quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19, up to $500/day, $7,000 max
    • Medical evacuation due to COVID-19 and subject to medical necessity, up to $50,000
    • Benefits under the mandatory Travel Health Insurance are paid starting the first day that a person receives a positive COVID-19 rapid antigen test followed by a positive COVID-19 PCR test. The individual must test positive using both tests to claim benefits under the policy. If the individual tests positive via both tests and requires a subsequent test while in The Bahamas, the cost of that test will be reimbursed by the policy.
  • Should a visitor test positive, they should inform their hotel immediately.
  • Visitors should open a reimbursement claim for quarantine expenses following the instructions available on the “Insurance” tab at the top of the following webpage:  https://travel.gov.bs/.  Under the “Insurance” tab, be sure to review the “Claim Form” and “North America” tabs.
    • Trip interruption/delay for necessary quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19, up to $500 USD per day/$7,000 USD max. Additional coverage is available for medical expenses and emergency medical evacuation.
    • The traveler will need to make upfront payments to their place of lodging. Benefits will be paid directly to the traveler. You will need to submit a claim for reimbursement.
  • Medical evacuation due to COVID-19, and subject to medical necessity, up to $50,000 USD, should a Physician and the Program Medical Advisor (Covac Global, Inc.) determine that the COVID-19 positive traveler’s age, symptoms of COVID-19 and comorbidities that put him or her at high risk of severe complications of COVID-19.

Entry by sea:

  • Cruise Passengers: All travelers entering The Bahamas on a cruise ship are subject to the testing requirements mandated by the cruise line and approved by The Bahamian government.
  • Vessels other than cruise ships: Every port of entry in every Family Island shall be closed with the exception of any port which is a public dock. All individuals entering by boat must follow all requirements listed in “Entry and Exit Requirements” above, and must stop at the port of entry of their intended destination and deliver a copy of their valid Travel Health Visa and either negative RT PCR test results not more than 5 days old and a copy of their valid Travel Health Visa.  If a visitor traveling by boat is symptomatic, they must go to the first port of call and submit to a RT PCR COVID-19 test and a mandatory quarantine until the test results are available. If the RT PCR COVID-19 test result is positive, the individual must remain in mandatory quarantine for 14 days or the duration of stay, whichever is shorter.

Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

For questions regarding Bahamian visa extensions for residents and/or tourists, please visit https://www.immigration.gov.bs.

Movement Restrictions

Is a curfew in place? No

Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes

  • Vaccinated Travelers:   Effective December 27, 2021, fully vaccinated individuals traveling inter-island (domestic) within The Bahamas from New Providence (Nassau), Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island (Freeport), Eleuthera or Inagua are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test or COVID-19 RT-PCR, taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of travel, and present to the operator of the airline or vessel on which they are traveling.
  • Unvaccinated Travelers:  Effective Dec. 27, 2021, non-vaccinated individuals traveling inter-island within The Bahamas from New Providence (Nassau), Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island (Freeport), Eleuthera or Inagua are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of travel, and present to the operator of the airline or vessel on which they are traveling.
  • Children and Infants:  Children between the ages of 2 and 11 may present proof of either a negative Rapid Antigen Test or a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test.  Children under the age of 2 are exempt from any testing requirements.
  • Individuals who are not guests at a hotel or other commercial accommodation situated in New Providence (Nassau) including Paradise Island or mainland Abaco (excluding the Abaco Cays) must submit a negative RT PCR COVID-19 molecular swab test or negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test in order to check in as a guest or utilize an of the indoor facilities on the premises including restaurants and casinos. If, however, the individual remains outdoors, they are not required to present such COVID test results.

Quarantine Information

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

While there is no quarantine requirement upon entry, individuals who are symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19 are required to quarantine.

  • While mandatory quarantining is not required upon arrival, individuals who become symptomatic or test positively for COVID-19 while in The Bahamas must quarantine.
  • A person required to submit to mandatory quarantine must do so at one of the following locations:
    • A private residence or rented accommodation (such as Airbnb) where the person can quarantine in an unoccupied bedroom with its own connected bathroom.
    • A hotel or private club where the person can quarantine in an unoccupied bedroom with its own connected bathroom.
    • A private boat
    • If the traveler cannot quarantine in any of the above, they will be directed to a Government Mandated Quarantine Facility at their own expense.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Fines for Non-Compliance

  • All dollar figures below refer to both Bahamian and U.S. currency.
  • Failure to wear a mask in public is subject to a fine of $250.
  • Failure to carry government-issued identification is subject to a fine of $500
  • Submission of a falsified vaccination record is $10,000 or up to two years imprisonment, or both.
  • Submission of a falsified result of a COVID-19 test is subject to a fine not to exceed $4,000 or up to two years in prison, or both.
  • Exceeding more than five (5) persons to a group on the beach is subject to a fine of $500
  • Exceeding more than ten (10) persons to a group while exercising is subject to a fine of $500
  • Patronizing a prohibited business (bars outside of a hotel property) is subject to a fine of $300.  Note:  Sitting at a bar is not permitted.
  • For all other offenses, the fine is $500.

Consular Operations

What American Citizen services are being offered?

  • Passport, citizenship, and notary appointment availability is limited due to social distancing requirements in our offices and public waiting rooms.  U.S. citizens may encounter delays in obtaining services.
  • Routine services are available by appointment only.  Each applicant requires their own appointment.  If you have urgent travel plans or another emergency need for a passport, please contact ACSNassau@state.gov.  All visitors to the Embassy over the age of two must wear a mask.  All appointments are subject to change and cancellation based on local health conditions.

What visa services are being offered?

  • The U.S. Embassy has resumed routine nonimmigrant visa services, but available interview appointments are significantly reduced.  There are appointments available for all nonimmigrant visa categories; however, the wait times can be considerable.  We prioritize face-to-face interviews for student visas and for emergency travel involving life, health, safety, or the U.S. national interest.  The Embassy regularly reviews and adjusts its level of operation in response to changing circumstances.

Local Resources

For additional information on COVID-19 in The Bahamas, please contact the Ministry of Health at:  511, or +1 (242) 502-4700, 502-4877 or 502-7832 or by email at COVID19@bahamas.gov.bs.

Other links:

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   December 6, 2021

***  Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.

All air passengers 2 years or older with a flight departing to the U.S. from a foreign country at or after December 6, 2021, are required to show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, before they board their flight.

Exemptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis.  Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for an exemption.  Please visit the CDC webpages for more information about exemptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

Country-Specific Information

The U.S. State Department has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for the Turks and Caicos Islands: Reconsider Travel due to COVID-19.

The CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the Turks and Caicos Islands indicating a high level of COVID-19 .

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions and regulations can change without notice; before traveling, please carefully and regularly review the guidance directly from the TCI government at the TCI Tourism TCI Assured page, as well as from your travel vendors (airlines, hotels, etc.)

COVID-19 Testing

Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in the Turks and Caicos Islands? Yes

If so, are tests results reliably available within 1 day? Yes

  • Please contact your accommodation’s health provider. Many resorts offer the antigen test to their guests at no cost.
  • A list of testing locations is available at https://www.visittci.com/travel-info/turks-and-caicos-coronavirus-covid-19-testing
  • Before you go to a testing center, please contact them in advance to request specific details such as cost; forms of payment accepted; method of test results delivery; and the anticipated turnaround time of the test results.
  • The Ministry of Health COVID-19 hotline at 649-232-9444 or 649-333-0911, or COVID19@gov.tccan be used for further information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

Has the government of Turks and Caicos approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes

Are vaccines available in Turks and Caicos for U.S. citizens to receive?  Yes.

Which vaccines are available in Turks and Caicos?  The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

  • Information and guidance for Turks and Caicos residents regarding the COVID-19 vaccine program is available at:  https://covidvaccineregistration.gov.tc/
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes

All visitors, aged 16 years of age and above, must be “fully vaccinated”. Fully vaccinated means that the person has received 2 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and 14 days has elapsed since the second dose.

  • Visitors which test positive during their stay are required to quarantine, at their expense, for 10 days, and receive a negative COVID-19 test prior to release.
  • Returning residents must quarantine for 7 days upon return to the Turks and Caicos. Some exceptions exist for some, but not all, vaccinated persons. Contact the Ministry of Health directly for details if you are a returning resident.
  • All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will still be required to take a negative COVID-19 test no more than 3 days prior to arrival in the islands.
  • All travelers to the Turks and Caicos must obtain travel pre-authorization via the TCI Assured Portal. The TCI Assured pre-authorization portal will require travelers to submit the following information:
    • Proof of full vaccination for visitors 16 years of age and older.
    • A negative COVID-19 PCR test result or a negative rapid antigen test result (see also below). The test must be taken within three (3) days prior to travel to the TCI. Children under the age of 10 are excluded from this requirement.
    • Insurance which covers COVID-19 medical costs and full hospitalization, doctors’ visits, prescriptions and air ambulance.
    • A completed online health screening questionnaire.
    • The entry requirements and link to the application are available at https://turksandcaicostourism.com/. The travel pre-authorization application is available at https://travelauthorisation.turksandcaicostourism.com/public/.
  • FAQs are available at:  https://turksandcaicostourism.com/tci-assured-faqs/.
  • Please direct any questions to the Ministry of Tourism at https://turksandcaicostourism.com/contact-us/.

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
A negative COVID-19 PCR test result or a negative rapid antigen test result (see also below). The test must be taken within three (3) days prior to travel to the TCI. Children under the age of 10 are excluded from this requirement.

Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

  • All travelers will be subject to screening and temperature checks upon arrival which may result in further clinical examination.
  • Travelers will be required to answer questions about their health or other relevant circumstances (including travel history and information about other individuals with whom they may have had contact).
  • Produce copies of any documents that may assist a health officer or nurse in assessing his health.
  • Allow a health officer or nurse to take a biological sample including a sample of his respiratory secretions or blood, by appropriate means including by swabbing his nasopharyngeal cavity or phlebotomy to provide such sample.
  • Provide sufficient information to enable the person to be contacted immediately by a health officer or nurse as specified in order to reduce or remove the risk of a person infecting or contaminating others.
  • Present hard copies of Insurance and COVID 19 negative test results.
  • For questions regarding visa extensions for residents and/or tourists, please visit https://www.visittci.com/life-and-business/citizenship-and-residency

Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions

Is a curfew in place? Yes
There is currently a curfew in place from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. on all islands.

Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

  • While U.S. citizens are not required to quarantine automatically upon arrival, all visitors should be advised that upon arrival, a person suspected of having been exposed to, or having symptoms of, or tested positive for COVID-19 will be placed under quarantine in a specified place for 14 days or until that person is found to have a negative PCR COVID-19 result or unless approved for medical repatriation, and shall be monitored by a health officer for COVID-19 during such period.

Transportation Options

Are commercial flights operating? Yes

Is public transportation operating? Yes

  • The wearing of a mask or face covering in public is mandatory.
  • It is recommended to take only public transportation that displays the TCI Assured symbol, including car rental companies. 

Fines for Non-Compliance

  • Non-compliance with host country rules regarding social distancing, mask mandates, etc. may be subject to fines.
  • The fine for failure to wear a face mask when in public is $250 (U.S. or Turks and Caicos dollars).
  • Returning residents who do not produce the TCI Assured Authorization will be subject to a fine of up to $3,000 by the Director of Immigration. 

Consular Operations

  • The Consular Agency in Turks and Caicos Islands is closed. Please direct all inquiries to the U.S. Embassy Nassau (The Bahamas) American Services Unit at ACSnassau@state.gov.
  • What American Citizen services are being offered?
    • U.S. Embassy Nassau provides passport, citizenship, and notarial service appointments.
    • Routine services are available by appointment only.  If you cannot find an open appointment and have urgent travel plans (within the next month) or another emergency need for a passport, please contact ACSNassau@state.govto inquire about an emergency appointment in Nassau.
  • What visa services are being offered?
    • The U.S. Embassy has resumed routine nonimmigrant visa services, and available interview appointments are significantly reduced.  There are appointments available for all nonimmigrant visa categories; however, the wait times can be considerable.  We prioritize face-to-face interviews for student visas and for emergency travel involving life, health, safety, or the U.S. national interest.  The Embassy regularly reviews and adjusts its level of operation in response to changing circumstances.

Local Resources

U.S. Entry requirements

Effective December 6, 2021, all air passengers 2 years or older with a flight departing to the U.S. from a foreign country, are required show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than one (1) day before travel, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past ninety (90) days, before they board their flight.  Air passengers will also be required to confirm in the form of an attestation that the information they present is true.

Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States are required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.

For the full list of requirements and exemptions, please review the language in the Order.

Requests for waivers (also referred to as Request for exceptions)

Exceptions (waiver requests) will be considered on an extremely limited basis. Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for an exemption. Please visit the CDC webpages for more information about exemptions.

U.S. and non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers may request a waiver to the testing requirement through an overseas Embassy or Consulate.  Non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers persons may also request a waiver of the vaccination requirement through an overseas Embassy or Consulate.  The Embassy or Consulate will submit the request to the CDC on behalf of the requesting individual.

To facilitate the review of a humanitarian or emergency exception (waiver) request, the following information should be provided by email to U.S. Embassy Nassau for each passenger traveling from either The Bahamas or the Turks and Caicos Islands to the United States. The Embassy will transmit the exception (waiver) request to the CDC.  U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents should submit any such requests to ACSNassau@state.gov.   Non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizens must submit their requests to VisaNassau@state.gov.

For each passenger requesting an exemption, the following must be submitted:

Type of humanitarian or emergency request

  • Exception from predeparture testing requirement; and/or
  • Exception for requirement for proof of being fully vaccinated

Name (family name/surname, given name), passport number, and nationality

Cell phone number, including country code, of passenger or head of household if family unit

Email address of passenger or head of household if family unit

U.S. destination address

  • Is U.S. destination home address?

Flight itinerary, including any connecting flights

  • Airline
  • Flight #
  • Departure airport and date of departure
  • Arrival airport and date of arrival

Vaccination Status

  • Fully Vaccinated
    • Name of vaccine product (or products if a combination)
    • Date of first dose
    • Date of second dose (if a two-dose series)
    • PDF or photograph of vaccination record
  • NOT Fully Vaccinated

Purpose of travel to the United States (provide brief explanation of why urgent travel is needed, and how travel will contribute to the health and safety of passengers(s))

As applicable:

  • Justification for humanitarian exception for testing requirement (e.g., no testing available where passenger is located)
  • Justification for humanitarian or emergency exception to providing proof of being fully vaccinated (e.g., vaccine availability, passenger ineligible for vaccine at location, insufficient time to become fully vaccinated)

Documentation to support justification for exception if provided (e.g., medical records or orders for medical evacuation)

Information regarding any other solutions that were sought prior to application (e.g., flight changes, testing en route, assistance in obtaining testing/vaccination, etc.)