The US has an entry requirement for UK residents (and other countries) that requires every traveller entering the US to fill in a passenger attestation form.

I had successfully entered the US November last month (having filled in this form) using Delta's online travel-ready form.

I am travelling to the US again in a few days but this time on United Airlines, their travel-ready system on their app already says I've completed the entry form requirements without me actually doing anything.

Is this because the form I last filled out is still valid and is linked to my passport? Or should I ignore the United Airlines app and fill in the form again? If so, is there an online form I can use again or am I required to have a physical copy.

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    Are you referring to the ESTA?
    – JonathanReez
    Dec 18, 2021 at 1:16
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    @JonathanReez no, it's a covid requirement for all US-bound travelers. there's a sample PDF on the CDC website but most (all)? carriers have you fill it out electronically.
    – mlc
    Dec 18, 2021 at 1:30
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    @mlc yeah that's what I'm referring about, thank you for clarifying!
    – Sutton
    Dec 18, 2021 at 2:52

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This may be one of the more bizarre Covid incompetencies. About half of the times I returned to the US this year I have been yelled at for not having this form at check in.

Typically, I was handed a paper form, dutifully filled it out and than took it home without anyone ever looking for or checking it. I still have a nice collection at home "just in case".

Caveat: in this crazy times: whatever happened to me may no happen to you.

  • Thank you, sounds like I should follow suit and fill it out as a precaution.
    – Sutton
    Dec 18, 2021 at 18:34
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    @Sutton your earlier attestation is clearly no longer valid, because your statement that you had a test within the three days before a flight in November cannot serve as a statement that you had a test within the three days before a flight in late December. If the travel-ready system is telling you you're travel ready because of the November attestation then there is a fault in the travel-ready system.
    – phoog
    Dec 18, 2021 at 19:12

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