US Ends Border COVID Vaccination Requirements

On May 1, the White House and Department of Homeland Security released statements regarding the end of COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federal employees, international air travelers, and border and ferry travelers.

  • From the White House: The COVID-19 vaccine requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers will end the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, May 11, 2023.
  • From the Department of Homeland Security: Beginning May 12, 2023, DHS will no longer require non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination upon request. DHS intends to rescind these Title 19 travel restrictions in alignment with the end of the Public Health Emergency and the termination of the Presidential Proclamation on air travel.
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Further details related to ending these requirements will be provided in the coming days. Erickson Immigration Group will continue to share updates as more news is available. If you have questions about anything we’re reporting or case-specific questions, please contact your employer or EIG attorney.