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Travel to USA

Please read the below information very carefully to ensure a seamless entry to the United States and return home. We highly recommend using the U.S. Department of State website and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, as this will be the most current and will be the final determination of all guidance.  Most information has been pulled from their website to create this page, so we recommend checking their site for the latest and final information, as guidance is constantly evolving.

  • We strongly recommend you review your passport status as soon as possible, so if a renewal or application is required, you can begin the process. U.S. passports are taking up to 11 weeks to process (not including mail time).

  • If you are a non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant and not fully vaccinated, you will not be allowed to board a flight to the United States. Only limited exceptions apply to the requirement to show proof of vaccination. Be sure to bring a copy of your proof of vaccination and photo ID with you for entry. A booster dose is not needed to meet this requirement.

  • If you require a visa, please complete the invitation letter request form so that you can get a specific event code to include in your letter as part of the visa process.  U.S. recommends submitting for a visa no later than 2-3 months before your departure date. For complete information about U.S. visas, click here.

We are continuing to monitor local, state/provincial, federal, and international guidance for the latest developments. 

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U.S. Citizens

A valid I.D. card is required for all travel. Check with local and state requirements prior to travel.

Canadian Citizens

All U.S. citizens will need a valid passport. A tourist visa is not required for stays less than 180 days. Learn more from the US Embassy & Consulates in Canada website.

All other International Citizens (excluding U.S.A.) 

Most non-U.S. Citizens require visas to travel into the United States. Learn more about about visa requirements from the U.S. Department of State website.

Returning Home

Be sure to check your country’s requirements for returning. 

Canadian Citizens:
When returning to Canada from the U.S., you will go through U.S. Customs before departing. Please plan adequate time for customs processing. 

Canada also requires you to provide a negative COVID-19 test. For complete information about Canadian COVID-19 rules and regulations, visit Government of Canada website.

After the Annual Symposium, we recommend you monitor your symptoms in the coming days. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider.  Also see the following CDC guidance.  

All Other International Citizens (excluding U.S.A.):

Prior to returning to your home country, be sure to check with your government's COVID-19 rules and regulations. 

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