Update for Individuals Traveling to the United States from China 

Effective January 5, 2023 at 0:01 EST, air passengers two years of age and older originating from Mainland China and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau will be required to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test before entering the US.  The test must be administered no more than two days before their departure and presented to the airline at the time of departure. Alternatively, passengers who have tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days of departure can provide certain specified documentation of recovery in lieu of a negative test result. Click to read more.  

This requirement also applies to individuals traveling from Mainland China via third-country transit and to travelers connecting through the United States onward to further destinations. The requirement also applies to individuals traveling from Incheon International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, or Vancouver International Airport who have been in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR within ten days prior to their departure to the United States. 

Click here for complete information on entering the United States in F or J status. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your advisor. 

Thank you, and safe travels. 

The OISS Team