Coronavirus update: What do the US travel restrictions mean for me?
As you may know, travel to the United States was recently suspended for most non-US citizens who have been to the UK, Ireland, the Schengen Area, China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) or Iran during the 14 days before their scheduled arrival to the United States.
Note: As the situation changes, so will travel advisories and restrictions. We will do our best to update our content as quickly as possible. You can always find the most up-to-date information on how the virus could impact your travel plans from the ECDC, British Department of Health and Social Care, US State Department and World Health Organization.
The Schengen Area includes:
- Czech Republic
This does not apply to US citizens, legal permanent residents and their immediate family members. It also does not affect cargo shipments to Europe or Asia from the US.
What this means for US citizens and permanent residents
A Notification of Arrival Restrictions has been issued requiring US citizens and permanent residents returning from Europe to enter through one of the following airports:
- Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
- Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan
- Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
- Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California
- Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida
- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
- Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia
New alerts on the Cheapflights site
We’ll be adding new alerts to Cheapflights to help you make educated decisions regarding your travels from Europe or future travel plans. Here’s what these will include:
Non-Schengen to US flights:
- US citizens and permanent residents who have been to the Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland, China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) or Iran within 14 days of arrival may only enter the US through the above airports.
- Non-US citizens/permanent residents (with some exceptions) who have been to these countries within 14 days of arrival are restricted from entering the US.
Schengen to US flights:
- US citizens and permanent residents returning from the Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland, China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) or Iran within 14 days of arrival may only enter the US through the above airports. We have removed flight results for travels until April 30 2020 that do not enter the US through one of these airports.
For more information, here’s what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.