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  • NunoBettencourtsPinky 103 posts

    What’s the current Covid entry requirements for USA these days?

    Do you still have to show something regarding vaccination or are we over that now?

    The real Swiss Tony 614 posts

    From the US embassy in Japan website…..

    All non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States are required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. This requirement does not apply to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders), or immigrants.

    Exceptions to this policy will be extremely limited:

    Children under 18
    People medically unable to receive the vaccine
    Emergency travelers who do not have timely access to a vaccine

    dougzz99 603 posts

    For UK person proof of vax and attestation. Usual ESTA or Visa requirement. Vax means the initial two, boosters not required.

    NunoBettencourtsPinky 103 posts

    Great thanks gents. I was a little confused as my NHS Covid Pass on my Google Wallet had expired, but I can see if you log in again it updates the date.

    davefl 1,075 posts

    Next review date for this is likely to be May 11th

    HfP Staff
    2,116 posts

    It is quite a faff, especially as you need to upload it all before travel – vaccination certificate, attestation (only 72 hours before travel) plus ensure you have an ESTA.

    dougzz99 603 posts

    The doc method currently used by BA seems a mess. I flew a few days ago, and to be fair my ticket was a mess. It was an AA ticket with maybe 8 flights no longer happening, due to endless schedule changes. The BA LHR-JFK flight was on two different BA PNRs, with different seats. I tried the link for upload on both, first didn’t get successfully reviewed, so I tried the other. After a couple of hours that generated two replies one minute apart, first said success second failure. At that point I just turned up at T5 checked in without any reference to docs so either they no longer care or they’d been successful.
    Flight was a marked improvement in terms of food, drink and service from 6 months ago. Met at jet way by AA rep with boarding passes for next hops with expedited tag. Unnecessary as between GE and TSA-Pre I had an hour in the very nice Soho lounge.

    Michael C 617 posts

    We uploaded PDFs of our paper vaccination records a couple of weeks ago, all fine.
    Our 9-yr old has had jab + booster but wasn’t required to upload anything.
    Then fill in BA “questionnaire” that will arrive in an email.

    NunoBettencourtsPinky 103 posts

    Sweet, thanks all. I’ve saved the passes to my phone for now.

    shanghaiguizi 40 posts

    Datapoint-arrived yesterday into JFK from Doha. When checked in at KUL no mention of Covid, vaccination or attestation. This was good because I hadn’t done the attestation. Weirdly they didn’t even ask if I had an esta. Was travelling in J.

    Transferred at Doha and they asked if I had an esta but didn’t want to see it. Again, no mention of anything Covid related. Also in J.

    On arrival at immigration there was no mention of Covid whatsoever.

    What a brave new world we finally live in!

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 1,714 posts

    Airlines shouldn’t ask to see your ESTA – it’s an electronis authorisation after all though BAs ground handler in either SOF or BUD seemed particuarly insistant on seeing it.

    Most check in staff will ask something like “you’re travelling on an esta?” and that’s it just in case they need to check a visa but they can see a marker on their screen that you’re good to go.

    The only time I was asked to see it was by TAP at LHR. Try accessing the ESTA website at 4am on a phone trying to type your details in and hoping you’ve not made any typos! Since then I downloaded the screen on to my ipad.

    davidflies 13 posts

    It’s better just to be safe, carry your vaccination copies or ESTA

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