UPDATE on U.S COVID-19 Entry Requirement

VACCINATED RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION E-CERTIFICATE PRIOR TO ENTRY 

The Ministry of Tourism wishes to update the travelling public of the CDC guideline of Acceptable Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination. In accordance with the guideline, all residents must show proof of Vaccination E-Certificate prior to entry, either in print or on digital display for verification. Failure to present E-Certificate will result in denial of boarding etchings.  

The QR code on the E-Vaccination Certificate contains information confirming your credentials was generated from an immunization record in an official database and is protected from tampering. These credentials include date of birth, vaccination dates and type of vaccine administered. Thus, If your vaccination card does not have your date of birth or other identifying besides your name you may be barred from boarding.  

The Ministry of Tourism advises all residents to apply to the Ministry of Health, well in advance of travel, to permit receipt of your E-Certificate. Residents can contact the Ministry of Health via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the COVID-19 hotline (232-9444 or 333-0911) to check on the status of their certificate, update their contact details or speak to a support person.  

This is in conjunction to the United States entry requirement that took effect on November 8th, 2021. Which the U.S policy states that all non-US citizens who are non-immigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa), over the age of 18 must show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to entry; this is in addition to the testing requirement currently in place - which requires travellers to produce a negative COVID-19 test result within three days of travel. 

The public is encouraged to take every measure to be protected against COVID-19 and to adhere to the recommendations by the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health continues to provide and administer COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible persons, those who are eligible are strongly encouraged to consider being vaccinated. 

There are limited exceptions to the entry requirements, travellers are encouraged to visit the CDC website where full details and further information regarding entry requirements can be found: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html#vaccine-proof  

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html 

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2021/10/29/frequently-asked-questions-guidance-travelers-enter-us-land-ports-entry-and-ferry 

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