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Covid-19

REQUIREMENT FOR A PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST RESULT FOR ALL AIRLINE PASSENGERS

As of January 26, 2021 all international air passengers aged 2 years and older with a destination in the US are required to present to the airline a paper or electronic copy of the negative test result for SARS CoV-2. The accepted test is a viral test, i.e. a nucleic acid amplification test or viral antigenic test, collected within 3 calendar days preceding the flight’s departure. 

Furthermore, all international air passengers need to fill out the attestation of having received a negative test result or of recovery from Covid-19. Attestation will be provided to the respective authority in the US through the airline.  

All passengers travelling to the US, regardless of vaccination status, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery. This requirement applies also to passengers in transit. Only few exceptions will be allowed to board without a negative test, i.e. crew members. 

Travelers must retain a copy of a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in their possession and present it to the US government official or other authorities upon request.

Alternatively, if the passenger has had a positive viral test in the past 90 days, and has recovered from COVID-19 and thus met the criteria to end isolation, he/she may instead travel with Documentation of Recovery, which consists of documentation of a positive viral test result in the past 90 days and a letter from healthcare provider or a public health official that states passenger has been cleared for travel.

The Order and further information is available on the website of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/fr-proof-negative-test.html

According to the executive order of January 21, 2021, entitled "Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel", passengers are required to comply with other applicable CDC guidelines after entry into the United States, including getting tested 3-5 days after travel and recommended 7 day self-isolation, even when the test result is negative. Guidelines are published at the following link - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html

 

US TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Travelers who have recently visited Schengen area

Following the "Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Non-Immigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease" which entered into force on January 26, 2021 (EST), the entry into the United States of all foreigners who were in Schengen area during the 14-day period preceding their entry into the United States was suspended.

The proclamation does not apply to specific categories of foreigners, i.e. to any lawful permanent resident of the United States, immediate family members of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (spouse, child, legal guardian of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21, etc.), any alien traveling at the invitation of the United States Government for a purpose related to containment of the virus, diplomats and foreign government officials on official trip to the United States, air or sea crewmembers, holders of visas F and M.

Proclamation may be found on the following link - https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/25/proclamation-on-the-suspension-of-entry-as-immigrants-and-non-immigrants-of-certain-additional-persons-who-pose-a-risk-of-transmitting-coronavirus-disease/

Guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to travelers following their return from Slovenia to the US can be found at the following link -  https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-4/coronavirus-slovenia

Citizens of Slovenia who are currently in the US can contact the Embassy for more information:T: +1 202 386 6601 or write to sloembassy.washington(at)gov.si

Slovenian citizens who are currently in Slovenia can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
T: +386 1 478 2317 or write to consular affairs.mzz(at)gov.si 

Further information may be obtained at the US Embassy in Ljubljana - https://si.usembassy.gov/visas/

Other restrictions

The entry of travelers who were in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), Republic of Ireland, People’s Republic of China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau),Republic of India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Federative Republic of Brazil and Republic of South Africa during the 14-day period preceding their entry into the United States has been suspended due to the widespread of coronavirus. 

Further information can be found on the website of the U.S. Department of State - https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/presidential-proclamation-coronavirus.html

 

Slovenian travelers in the US are advised to follow the media and instructions of local authorities as well as be prepared for potential delays due to mitigation measures.

Travel Advice by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs related to the visit to the U.S. in relation to Covid-19  may be found at: https://www.gov.si/drzave/zdruzene-drzave-amerike