United States Quarantine Regulations

If you are planning on traveling to the United States, it is important that you check quarantine regulations for the state you are visiting before you depart. You can find the most-up to date information on the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and the health department website for the specific state you are travelling to.

Please remember all foreign nationals must have either a valid ESTA or a valid visa in order to travel to the United States. However, additional U.S. travel restrictions currently remain in place. If Presidential Proclamation 9996 applies to you and you don’t qualify for an exception listed in the proclamation, you can only travel to the U.S. if you obtain a national interest exception before you travel. This applies if you already have a valid visa (other than F and M student visas issued before March 20, 2020) or ESTA, as well as if you need to apply for a visa or ESTA. Please see our website at https://uk.usembassy.gov/visas111 which provides comprehensive information and FAQs about the Presidential Proclamation and travel restrictions in effect at this time, as well as important information about visa operations, appointments and how to apply for national interest exception.

Please note a national interest exception does not mean you are exempt from quarantine requirements so you should continue to check the CDC website and your state’s health department website for more information.

A visa does not guarantee entry to the United States. Admission is a matter for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials at the Port of Entry and all travelers are subject to questioning. No assurances can be given in advance.