Are There Any Travel Restrictions In December 2022?

Travel Restrictions Canada: Christmas and New Year’s Day travel makes December one of the busiest travel months of the year. Fortunately, there aren’t many restrictions on where you can go and it’s simple to travel to distant locations to see family or go sightseeing.

United States Travel Restrictions

There are no travel restrictions within the United States and its outlying territories, such as Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents traveling abroad won’t need a return entry Covid-19 test or display proof of a coronavirus vaccine to re-enter the country.

However, two travel-related mandates can impact select groups of leisure travelers:

  • Vaccine mandate: Foreign visitors can only enter the United States if they are fully vaccinated. The U.S. is one of the few countries to still have this entry requirement for non-citizens, and it isn’t going away anytime soon.
  • Mask requirements: Currently, three New York City metro airports (JFK, La Guardia and Stewart International) have an indoor mask mandate. However, masking remains optional with most airlines and public transit terminals.

Canada Travel Restrictions

For the first Christmas travel season since the pandemic started, Canada is still accessible to citizens of the United States via air and land. The public transportation mask requirement expired, and there are no health inspections at border crossings. Unvaccinated travelers may also enter the country without any restrictions.

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