Travel updates

Health and testing requirements

The U.S. and countries around the world have a range of travel requirements and restrictions due to COVID-19. Requirements are updated often, so we recommend checking the latest entry requirements before your trip.

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U.S. entry requirements

For travel on or after June 12, 2022

A pre-departure COVID-19 test is no longer required for travelers entering the U.S. All travelers must provide their contact information within 72 hours of departure, and foreign nationals must sign an attestation that they meet U.S. entry requirements and are vaccinated.

U.S. citizen / legal permanent resident

You must provide contact information within 72 hours of departure.

Non-U.S. citizen

  • Proof of vaccine unless you qualify for an exemption*
  • Attestation related to proof of vaccine
  • Provide contact information within 72 hours of departure

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Keep in mind, if you're a non-U.S. citizen / legal permanent resident, you won’t be allowed to board the plane and cannot fly without showing proof of vaccination.

*Not required for children under 18 years old.

Approval for medical exceptions

Non-U.S. citizens that qualify for a medical exception must contact Special Assistance at least 72 hours before departure for approval. You must also provide a signed doctor’s note confirming your medical contraindication to the vaccine.

Data privacy and how your information will be used

We collect your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including certain data related to COVID-19 and your health status during the pandemic. For more information about how we process your data, please read our privacy policy.

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Face masks

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that people wear a face mask in indoor public transportation settings, but they aren’t required to be worn in airport settings or on your flight unless an individual jurisdiction has these requirements.

We recommend checking the cities / countries you’re traveling to / through / from for the latest updates and travel requirements.

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Travel flexibility

We’re making travel easier by giving you even more flexibility and the freedom to make your own choices when you fly with us.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • No more change fees for all domestic, short-haul international and select long-haul international flying on Premium Cabin, Premium Economy and Main Cabin fares. Basic Economy fares bought on or after April 1, 2021 are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Fly standby for free on earlier domestic flights, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to the same destination on the same day.
  • If you buy Basic Economy fares you may now buy extras like upgrades, seats, priority boarding and same-day flight changes.
  • AAdvantage® status members may apply their travel benefits on all tickets, including on Basic Economy fares.
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