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TL;DR When entering the US by land from Mexico, those under 18 years of age are exempt from testing and vaccination requirements. The whole shebang: This Travel.SE Community Wiki gathers the latest information about entry into the United States. After reciting that vaccination is required for entry, the page summarizes exemptions from those current ...


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Thanks for all the comments above. I will answer for my own question. Here is what happened: The first officer was indeed confused about my Canadian greencard and was wrong to redirect me to the E2 Department (it's B5!). After sending another email to B5, I received the following document: the border crossing certificate (Grenzübertrittsbescheinigung (GÜB)) ...


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As of 2022, is it required to have a Covid vaccination certificate to enter the United States? Yes Are there exemptions for negative tests or prior infection? There is an exemption for prior infection. Negative tests are required for everyone as well. If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from ...


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All international (non-French) flights to Geneva are considered as flights to Switzerland and you will enter Switzerland. You will need to follow the Swiss customs, immigration and Covid rules in effect, which may provide certain exemptions for transit passengers. Currently, to travel to Switzerland from the UK, a PCR test with 72 hours or a rapid antigen (...


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According to the Q&A: Genève Aéroport & Coronavirus / COVID-19 page: I am a passenger arriving at Genève Aéroport, can I exit from the France sector, take the customs road towards France and thus avoid Swiss measures? Even if you go through the French sector, you will have to go through Swiss formalities on the plane as your destination is Geneva. ...


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This Australia government webpage describes the information required to complete the ATD: When filling out the ATD, you will need to: provide your contact details, including a contact phone number in Australia make a legally binding declaration in relation to your vaccination status make a declaration regarding your last 14 days travel history make a ...


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Thanks @RedBaron for the detailed answer. However, I ended up traveling to the US in the first week of Jan 2022 and so this information may be more up-to-date. Answer to my original question: The self-declaration form shown in the question is not required. However, this form is required for travel from India to the US: https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/...


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is there a general rule as to whether the more restrictive rules will be applied? No, that depends on the policy of the final destination country. Some care about countries you've transited through, some don't. Most don't care. Countries may change their policies anytime. E.g. Morocco currently cares (mirror): Travelers from List B countries, which ...


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I'm asking since we have a group of athletes (surfing) from Europe (EU) to prepare in Australia for the 2022 season and have one athlete in a similar situation. That athlete should insure that they fulfill the medical exception listed at the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) site at the time the visa application is made and again before traveling in ...


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There's no reason why it shouldn't work. There's no such a thing really as fit to fly test, you just need a negative test result (PCR/Antigen) and you're fit to fly, and that you get from the day 2 test. In UK the only tests that you can't use for travel is a free test provided by the NHS. Just make sure that your test is taken on a day that you should be ...


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At the present time, as a vaccinated Spanish citizen flying from a low-risk country, you do not need a pre-flight covid test. This Spanish Ministry of Health page describes the current requirements. Drilling down on that page will reveal the EU list of low-risk countries (Canada is on the list) and the text of the Spanish Health Control Form which you must ...


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We ended up going to the Jdmt Medical Services in the Zurich Airport, and they gave us the certificate immediately. Some other people hadn't even started the process online, but they also got a certificate, albeit after a bit more paperwork. Surprised information about this option wasn't available online, but I guess they want to encourage people to use the ...


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Not really an answer but a few data points: Last time I tried (September 2021) to convert a US based vaccine certification (CDC card, smart health card, PDF doc) I failed. Nothing online I could find would accept any of my US credentials. They did accept my credentials at the airport on arrival for entry. I was able to get an EU Covid pass in Germany, but ...


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You'll be fine. Even if you miss the 16:00 flight they will simply put you on the 19:30 flight, so you still will get to London the same day. CAVEAT: Please double check the later HEL -> LHR flight for your specific flight date.


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According to the official FAQ, you should provide a test certificate. If the certificate is attached to the e-mail (e.g., a PDF-file), it should be fine. Usually, this is checked at the departure airport (e.g., at the airport counter check-in) and they might also check the certificate upon arrival.


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As @jcaron has written, theoretically, it should be possible in case your first flight is not delayed. However, I would not count on that. Very recently I had two flights with Finnair (one within the EU, one outside), both were delayed. If your first flight is delayed, will you be allowed to enter Finland? Currently, due to the pandemic, there is a single ...


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With the two flights on a single booking, it means the airline thinks it’s possible, and will usually do all they can so that it happens (because they have a liability of it doesn’t). You won’t go through passport control in Helsinki: you are coming from a non-Schengen country, going to a non-Schengen country, there’s no reason for anyone to check your ...


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This is a rapidly changing situation and my personal experience might not be relevant in few days, saying that, this is what we have done: Before departure We reached out to the France authority using the email at the bottom of the Passenger Locator Form, they eventually replied to it (6 days later), saying that if you are just passing through France you don'...


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Update: That <9 months requirements is only relevant to accessing certain activities, such as restaurants / entertainment venues / .. But access to Italy and trains does NOT require <9 months validity.


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Since rules are changing often, the best would be that you check the following page: https://covid19travel.com/#United Kingdom ... and subscribe to change alerts.


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Confer Who pays return ticket if denied entry? There’s generally no actionable right to enter a country. I wouldn’t even be so sure you couldn’t be denied from entering the country you hold a (sole) citizenship of. As far as I understand the mentioned CoViD‑19 rules apply indiscriminately of nationality. Mid-air changes of regulations aren’t forbidden. In ...


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From a legal perspective, in most jurisdictions there is no requirement that the law be "published" in the form of guidance, media announcements etc. This derives from the well known principle that "ignorance of the law is no excuse". In the UK for example, all Covid-related rules are given effect by way of primary or secondary ...


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There is already a very good answer, but here are some supplemental thoughts. The obvious question which astonishingly none of the articles dive into is "what happened to the other flights from the UK to Austria that day?". As far as I was able research this, there were no similar occurrences and it seemed to be mostly an isolated incidence. That ...


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However in this case, the foreign country hasn't published the rules, so there were no way the travelers or the airline could have possibly known about these changed rules. This statement that Austria didn't publish the new rules beforehand is simply not true. It was published in different news sources on the 23rd of December, but it seems, not widely in ...


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New Jersey doesn't have any special criteria outside of recommendations for domestic travelers Unvaccinated individuals who do travel should get tested 1-3 days before their trip and 3-5 days after travel. Even if they test negative, the CDC recommends unvaccinated individuals stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after domestic travel, and for 10 days ...


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My experience in Europe and Canada is that even the professionals don't go nearly as far into the nostrils as the ones collecting samples in e.g. China. It's more nasal than nasopharyngeal (if throat sample is not used). In any case, you can look at the instruction guide for home PCR tests provided by the UK government. Tests from other providers may be ...


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Obligatory reminder that policies can change very fast and without notice, especially in China where one case can send a city into lockdown mode. The upcoming Chinese new year may lead to stricter measures. Also, do not rely on online information too much, especially if it is more than a week old. You really have to (or ask your family, friends, sponsors to) ...


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This is not answerable without knowing the specific language used in each reservation and insurance policy to address issues of cancellation, as well as issues of impossibility or impracticability of performance. That means assessing the actual words that appear in the terms and conditions of every actual provider — and there may be more than one provider — ...


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I have used ExpressTest (one of the companies listed on Heathrow's website) several times, for arrival and departure from the UK, and it worked fine for me each time. They sent the number to put on my passenger locator form by email shortly after booking, and it was accepted by the government website. (For completeness, I have used their Heathrow drive ...


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There is presently no state-wide vaccine requirement for public spaces that I can find in Washington, but King County (which includes Seattle) does have a requirement to show proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, bars, and certain indoor or large outdoor recreational events. The page above talks about proof from "another county", but this is a ...


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