On November 8, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., Presidential Proclamation Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic goes into effect. All previously issued National Interest Exemption waivers are void as of this date regardless of stated validity.
US Equestrian will no longer be processing any new National Interest Exemption (NIE) Waivers as they will no longer be required for entry to the U.S. Travelers will need to have a valid passport and obtain the appropriate visa or ESTA.
Please see below the new information for U.S. entry including vaccination requirements and exemptions.
Should you have any questions, please contact your local embassy or consult with an immigration attorney for advice prior to travel.
Those who are medically exempt will have to demonstrate this themselves:
What do I need to show if I have a medical contraindication to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine?
You must show a letter from a licensed physician documenting the medical contraindication to the airline or aircraft operator before boarding a flight to the United States.
- Must be signed and dated on official letterhead that contains contact information (name, address, and phone number) of a licensed healthcare provider.
- Must clearly state that you have a medical contraindication to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The name of the COVID-19 vaccine product and the medical condition must both be listed.
- Medical contraindications to COVID-19 vaccination include immediate or severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or component of a COVID-19 vaccine or known allergy to a component of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Must have sufficient personally identifiable information (at a minimum full name and date of birth) to confirm that the letter matches with your passport or other travel information