IMC 2022: Travel & Visas

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VISA & PASSPORT

Participants are responsible for obtaining any required visas prior to departure for the US Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end date of your visit and that you have sufficient pages in your passport for visa stamps. Please apply for your visa as soon as possible with your letter of invitation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some US embassies and consulates are experiencing significant delays in providing in-person appointments for visas.

For participants who qualify for the visa waiver program, please be sure to have a valid biometric passport and register online through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).  ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, though it is recommended travelers apply when they begin preparing travel plans.

Note: Letters of invitation are available upon request at: [email protected].

 

US & HAWAIʻI TRAVEL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Subject to change without notice.

Visitors to the US will need to:

  1. Show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19; AND
  2. Provide either a negative result of a COVID-19 viral test* taken within one day of departure OR documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to air travel to the US from a foreign country.

For the latest updates on US health requirements for international travel, please refer to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The State of Hawaiʻi similarly requires visitors to provide proof of vaccination AND a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one day of departure. For more information on entering Hawaiʻi, click here.

Please note health requirements regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. Please consult the links above and official US Government resources when researching entry requirements. Additionally, we strongly recommend you receive your COVID-19 vaccine booster shot as soon as possible before traveling to the United States.

*Note: Viral tests include antigen tests or nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). The test used must be authorized for use by the relevant national authority for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in the country where the test is administered. For more information please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 


2022 East-West Center International Media Conference
Home | AboutAgenda | Speakers | PartnersRegister | Travel | Lodging | Venues
Donate | Support | Press | COVID-19