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U.S. CDC Rescinds Order Requiring Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Prior to Flight to the United States
June 12, 2022

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Location: Kuwait

Event:  As of June 12, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order requiring all persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer require air travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.

CDC’s order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Actions to Take:

  • Review country-specific COVID-19 entry/exit requirements on the Embassy’s COVID-19 information page.
  • In accordance with CDC guidance, delay your travel if you test positive for or have symptoms of COVID-19.

U.S. Embassy Kuwait
American Citizen Services (ACS)
Telephone: (+965) 2259-1001
Fax: (+965) 2538-0282
Email: KuwaitACS@state.gov