What contact information must I provide to airlines before I board a flight to the US during the COVID-19 pandemic?

See full answerAir passengers are required to provide the following contact information, to the extent that it exists, within 72 hours before their flight’s departure: full name (as it appears on their passport), address while in the United States, primary contact phone number, secondary or emergency contact phone number, and email address.Passengers must also:

  • Acknowledge that the obligation to provide complete and accurate information is a U.S. government requirement and that failure to provide complete and accurate information may result in criminal penalties.
  • Confirm the information they provided is complete and accurate.

Can I fly in the US if I do not qualify for a COVID-19 innoculation?

If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will NOT be allowed to board a flight to the United States, unless you meet the criteria for an exception under the Proclamation and CDC’s Order.

What happens if there is a sick passenger on an international or domestic flight during the COVID-19 pandemic?

See full answerUnder current federal regulations, pilots must report all illnesses and deaths to CDC before arriving to a U.S. destination. According to CDC protocols, if a sick traveler has a contagious disease that is a risk to others on board the airplane, CDC works with local and state health departments and international public health agencies to contact exposed passengers and crew.Be sure to give the airline your current contact information when booking your ticket so you can be notified if you are exposed to a sick traveler on a flight.For more information, see the CDC webpage Protecting Travelers’ Health from Airport to Community: Investigating Contagious Diseases on Flights.

What are the rules and regulations of air travel?

The rules of air travel are constantly evolving to address the concerns of both passengers and airline personnel as they arise. Some are more or less temporary, including temporary flight restrictions, no-fly rules, and certain travel advisories.

What are the rules for flight delays and cancellations?

The Department’s rules regarding flight delays and cancellations apply only to flights that operate to, from, or within the United States. However, passengers flying between or within foreign countries may be protected from flight delays and cancellations by the laws of another nation.

What are the TSA rules and regulations?

The TSA rules and regulations are in place long before the terror attacks in 2001. Since then, the rules have become more detailed and much stricter. Any airline passenger who does not strictly follow TSA rules and regulations is not permitted to board their flight. What is the TSA?

What are the rules for tarmac delays on international flights?

U.S. airlines operating international flights to or from most U.S.airports must each establish and comply with their own limit on the length of tarmac delays on those flights. On both domestic and international flights, U.S. airlines must provide passengers with food and water no later than two hours after the tarmac delay begins.