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What Are U.S. COVID Travel Requirements and How Can Seven Corners Help?

Angela Borden | Feb 28, 2023

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When traveling into or out of the United States, it’s important to know the travel requirements for both your destination and your return. By having the most up-to-date information before your trip, you’ll be prepared for a smooth journey from start to finish. Seven Corners can help prepare you by providing current information on travel requirements to avoid any hiccups along the way.

Before we get to U.S. COVID travel requirements, note that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend all travelers wear a mask, avoid crowds, social distance from anyone who is not traveling with them, and wash their hands often or use hand sanitizer. Masks are recommended on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation in the United States as well as in transportation hubs such as airports.

These guidelines seem pretty simple, but we know travel during a pandemic can be confusing. There are many different requirements depending on where you’re going, where you’re from, and when you’re traveling. It’s important to do your research and understand what measures you must take to travel — and get back home — wisely and safely.

Are There Travel Restrictions for Domestic Travel in the U.S.?

Before taking part in domestic travel in the U.S., you should research the current COVID-19 situation at your specific destination. Each state is impacted by COVID-19 differently, so it’s important to know when you’ll need to wear a mask, where you’ll need to show proof of vaccination, and more. If you’re traveling by air, you should check if your airline requires any testing, vaccination, or other documents before the day of your trip.

Do I Need A COVID Test to Enter the United States?

Effective June 12, 2022, the CDC no longer requires travelers flying from a foreign country to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery in order to enter the United States.

What COVID Test is Required for Travel?

If you are traveling to the U.S., you are no longer required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the country.

If you’re traveling outside the U.S., check if your destination also requires a negative COVID-19 test result and if they have additional testing requirements. Some countries may require tests performed by a specific, trusted entity.

Will the COVID Vaccine Be Required for Travel?

The COVID-19 vaccine may be required for travel, depending on your destination. Also, regardless of vaccine mandates, your destination may require you to present a negative COVID-19 test result from a Trusted Testing Partner within one day of boarding your flight.

What If I Test Positive for COVID Before or During My Trip?

Seven Corners can help in several ways. If you need medical care, your medical expenses for treatment for Coronavirus contracted on your trip can be covered by our trip protection plans and our Seven Corners Travel Medical Plus plan.

Likewise, both plans allow you to extend your coverage if you test positive and must stay abroad for longer than you anticipated.

Extending your trip protection plan

If you’ve been quarantined during your trip, your coverage will be extended for the entire duration of a COVID-19-related quarantine. In addition, coverage will be extended for five additional days following the end of the quarantine if you have not arrived back in your return destination city. Contact us as soon as possible after your diagnosis to let us know about your situation.

Extending your travel medical plan

If you test positive during your trip, you may have to quarantine until you test negative, even if you’re not symptomatic. That means you’ll likely have additional associated expenses such as lodging and food.

For a minimal additional cost, you can extend your Seven Corners Travel Medical Plus plan for up to 364 days. Contact us as soon as possible after your diagnosis to arrange the extension.

Using trip protection coverage for related expenses

Benefits of trip protection may include coverage for trip interruption and travel delay. If you test positive for COVID-19, then we would consider you to have a covered Trip Interruption claim for “sickness” if a Physician or Legally Qualified Physician (as defined by your Plan) determines that you must interrupt the trip due to this sickness, subject to the standard terms and conditions of your Plan. You could also have a payable Trip Interruption claim if you are forced to quarantine as a result of a positive COVID-19 test.

Travel Delay coverage typically covers different expenses than Trip Interruption coverage. This coverage may also be triggered by a positive COVID-19 test if–as a result–you are forced to quarantine.

For more information, visit the Coronavirus and Trip Insurance FAQs.

The following disclaimer applies to RoundTrip plans only.

Important Information from the United States Fire Insurance Company


Insurance benefits are subject to limitations and exclusions, including an exclusion for pre-existing conditions. The insurance provided by the plans is in excess of all other valid and collectible insurance and indemnity.

Trip insurance within the plans is underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company. Benefits listed can vary by state of residence. Travel assistance services in the plans are not insurance, and they are provided by Seven Corners Assist. Individuals looking to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component, please contact Seven Corners at 1-800-335-0611.

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