Updated December 6, 2021 10:45 AM IST
As of November 8, 2021 non-U.S. citizens are required to be fully vaccinated to fly to the United States. There will be limited exceptions to this requirement for certain non-U.S. citizens. This rule does not apply to immigrants to the USA. Notably, children under the age of 18 are not required to be vaccinated. See vaccine requirements here.
All passengers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, are now required to show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen/rapid) taken no more than one calendar day before they board their flight to the United States.
Persons who are recovered from Covid, and hence have not vaccinated, or who have received only one vaccine dose, may be recognized as machlimim (recovered) by Israeli regulations. However, they are not considered fully vaccinated by the United States, and will be required to present a test performed in the past day.
You are considered fully vaccinated on the 14th day after the vaccination series was completed. For example, if your last dose was any time on October 1st, then October 15th would be the first day that you meet the 14-day requirement.
Travelers under age two are not required to present Covid tests before travel.
Additionally, all air passengers to the United States are required to provide basic contact information to airlines before boarding.
Further guidance on the very limited exceptions to these vaccination requirements, what constitutes acceptable proof of vaccination, and other operational details are available on CDC’s website.