You should follow state and local health restrictions when traveling. Before you leave, get a viral test, and make sure to have a copy of the results. If you have never been vaccinated, make sure you do before you travel. Waiting a few days before your trip can be dangerous, so delay your trip and get your test if needed. After your trip, repeat your test three to five days after you return home. If you do catch the COVID-19 virus, stay home and rest for at least five days.
Make sure to use a good hand sanitizer, with at least 60% alcohol. Also, wear a mask indoors and on public transportation. Check the CDC’s guidelines before you travel. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend delaying travel until you receive your Covid vaccines. Be sure to wear a mask while in public transit, and make sure to bring food and water that you can safely consume.
If you suspect you might have COVID-19, do not travel unless you are vaccinated. Symptoms of the disease can be hard to recognize until a few days after exposure. If you are unsure, talk with your health care provider and ask about any additional precautions you should take. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, wear a mask and stay home until your tests are negative. If you have COVID, keep yourself as far away from other travelers as possible.
If you have received a vaccine, you should still get a viral test three to five days after returning. It is advisable to have this done before traveling to a new destination, especially if you’ve never been to that country before. The CDC recommends a viral test three to five days after your trip. It is also recommended to have your child fully vaccinated before traveling to the U.S. Unless you have an exemption, you should get the vaccination before traveling.
If you’ve already been vaccinated and have not taken a P.C.R. test yet, you may be allowed to enter. Otherwise, you must present a negative test result 48 hours before your flight. Those under the age of 12 are exempt from P.C.R. testing, but must take an additional test at the airport. If you don’t have a negative result, you’ll need to isolate yourself from public places until the results are positive, which should be done within 24 hours.
After receiving a negative result, you can then apply for a travel authorization online. Most applications are processed within 12 hours, although you can pay extra for expedited processing. You’ll need to upload a negative rapid antigen test result if you’re not already vaccinated. If you’re an adult, you can apply for a visa online. If you have any questions, fill out the immigration form online. You can also complete the form online and download the BIMSafe app.