Traveling to the United States for vaccination
Register in the Traveler’s Registry, a tool of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that collects travelers’ personal and travel information so that they can be reached in case of a serious emergency.
Avoid close/direct contact (keep at least 1 meter distance) with people who may suffer from acute respiratory infections, coughing, sneezing, expectoration. Do not share personal belongings;
Older travelers and those with underlying health problems are at risk for more severe disease and should assess the risk of travel to affected areas with a health care professional at an International Vaccination Center;
Due to high seasonal influenza activity in the Northern Hemisphere of the world and in accordance with national recommendations, travelers for whom it is indicated should receive seasonal influenza vaccine at least two weeks prior to travel;
If during your stay in affected areas you develop symptoms consistent with an acute respiratory infection, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, you should contact local health authorities and follow their recommendations.
TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES 2021 I New REQUIREMENTS
With this in mind, it occurred to us that the best thing we could do now, was to keep you informed about the changes that some of the most visited countries in Latin America are implementing regarding tourism: whether borders are closed, whether you can travel within the country, whether you have to be tested before or after, etc.
The virus can remain on surfaces for a long time after an infected person coughs, sneezes or exhales. So it is very easy for someone else to catch it by inhaling it or if, after touching a contaminated surface, they touch their eyes, nose or mouth.
After discovering how easily it spreads, several countries have decided to close their borders and/or isolate their citizens to avoid a possible collapse of health centers. These measures have not only caused a humanitarian disaster, but have also paralyzed several key sectors of the Latin American and Caribbean economy, such as tourism.
The uncertainty may cause less interest or motivation to travel to destinations far from Europe, but that is exactly why we will try to explain every detail and, above all, keep you informed about the current situation.
Traveling without vaccinations: These countries eliminated health requirements
The document certifies that a person has been vaccinated, has overcome the disease or has a diagnostic test with a negative result and opens the doors to the different EU states. However, what about the rest of the world? It all depends and will depend on the decision taken independently by each country.
Given the current situation, it is not advisable to plan a leisure trip to the United States for the next few weeks. It is best to opt for destinations that guarantee mobility.
Is it possible to travel to the United States with the Russian Sputnik vaccine?
Careful with the issue of time zones or flights with stopovers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 24 hours before includes the departure of the US-bound flight “or the first flight in a series of booked connections on the same itinerary”.
So one of the experts’ recommendations for those who are traveling and want a quick result is to get an antigen test, which is simpler and can be done in many doctors’ offices using a nasal or throat swab.
A key aspect of this question is that, regardless of the test, CDC guidelines are clear in directing immigration authorities that the test to be accepted “must be authorized for use by the relevant national authority” of the country where the test is administered.