U.S. to End COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for International Travelers

The U.S. will end its COVID-19 vaccination requirement for inbound travelers.  

The White House on May 1, 2023, announced that the policy would officially end on May 11 on the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.

The requirement was the last major COVID-19-era travel requirement on the books—the U.S. had rolled back other requirements, including the inbound testing requirement, last year, but had kept its vaccination requirement in place.

The requirement had been in place since 2021. Other countries, including Canada and Greece, dropped similar requirements for inbound travelers last year.