Travel to the United States: what restrictions related to Covid-19?

It was last November: after 20 long months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the United States reopened its borders to European citizens. The news delighted the French who were finally able to find their expatriate relatives, but also those who dreamed of going to the country of Uncle Sam. If this is your case, be careful though. To be able to return to American territory, you must scrupulously respect certain rules, at the risk of being turned back before you even board the plane.

Thus, to travel to the United States, a PCR test will not suffice. The country requires proof of full vaccination against Covid-19. Clearly, if you have taken the two doses or the single dose in the case of a Janssen vaccine, you meet the criteria of the country. The booster dose is recommended but not mandatory. Before leaving, you must complete your certificate of vaccination status. It should also be noted that, as before the borders were closed, the Esta is still necessary for any stay of less than 90 days in the United States.

This is an electronic travel authorization, and you will be charged $21 to issue it.

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