New U.S. COVID-19 Air Travel Rules for all Travellers Coming to Dubrovnik

Although the unfortunate world health situation is not close to being over, many countries have re-opened their borders to foreign travellers. If by any chance you thought about traveling to Dubrovnik from “across the pond” you should be aware of a few things.

The national public health institute in the United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has issued a COVID-19 order that may impact your plans for re-entering the United States.

Effective January 26, 2021 travellers arriving in the U.S. must get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days before departing to the United States and show a negative test result to the airline before boarding or show documentation of recent recovery from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding. This new order applies to all air passengers regardless of age or the length of time spent outside of the United States.

Acceptable documentation of recovery from COVID-19 includes both a positive viral test result within 3 months of travel (or the period specified in current CDC guidance) and a letter from a healthcare provider or public health official stating that the passenger is cleared to end isolation

Passengers who have tested positive for COVID-19 will need to delay their travel until they meet the criteria to end isolation.