The White House announced that vaccines will be required for international travelers coming into the United States, with an effective date of November 8, 2021. 


International travelers will be required to provide proof of vaccination in addition to negative COVID-19 test before boarding a flight.

For purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include FDA approved or authorized and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines.  FDA approved vaccines include those produced by Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, as well as those approved for emergency use including AstraZeneca, Serum Institute of India, Sinopharm (Beijing), and Sinovac. 

Note:  This policy will affect foreign crew members flying into the US to join a ship.  


I asked CBP and received this…




We have seen reports in the news about the expansion of air and land travel into he US starting in November but have received no specific information yet.


Troy Simon

Assistant Port Director

Port of New Orleans

New Orleans Field Office

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Office: (504) 670-2214



LAMA will continue to monitor and provide updates as received.





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“Capt Ron”

Ronald W. Branch, CAPT. USCG (Ret.)
Louisiana Maritime Association (LAMA)
Website:  The Watch Stander

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