CDC created this communication toolkit for our airline partners to help them reach their travelers and employees with COVID-19 prevention messaging.

This toolkit provides messages, graphics and products to:

  • Support timely messaging to travelers and employees.
  • Share CDC resources with airline partners.
  • Help airline partners develop additional COVID-19 materials.

Airline partners can also access other CDC communication resources for specific audiences in our Communication Resources page, which includes resources specific to travelers.

Learn how U.S. travel requirements apply to you: Take the Quiz

Sample Communications with Air Passengers

This letter can be used to inform passengers of their requirements for boarding a flight to the United States.

Sample Email to Travelers

[NOTE: When using the email on or after Nov 8, replace “are changing” to “have changed” throughout.]

Subject: Travel Requirements to enter the U.S. by air


Thank you for booking your flight with [insert name of air operator].

On October 25, CDC issued several Orders affecting air travel to the United States from foreign countries, in accordance with the President’s Proclamationexternal icon. The new travel policies are effective November 8, 2021.

COVID-19 testing requirements are changing for ALL air passengers. Passengers 2 years of age or older who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must show a negative COVID-19 viral test conducted on a sample taken no more than 1 day before boarding their flight. Fully vaccinated passengers must show a negative COVID-19 viral test conducted on a sample taken no more than 3 days before boarding their flight, and they must show proof they have been fully vaccinated according to CDC requirements to qualify for the 3-day window. For more information about this requirement, see Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19.

There are also proof of vaccination requirements for non-U.S. citizens, non-U.S. immigrants traveling to the United States by air. For more information about this requirement and a list of exceptions, please see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Additionally, all air passengers to the United States will also be required to provide contact information to airlines within 72 hours before boarding a flight to the United States.

CDC released a Travel Requirements Quiz to help you determine whether you are eligible to fly to the United States based on your citizenship and vaccination status. Before you travel internationally, find out how these changes impact your travel plans. To learn more about CDC’s new Orders and travel requirements, visit International Travel.

For more information, please visit the following webpages:

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Sample Social Media

All social media content is ready for dissemination.

Please remember to use #COVID19 when tweeting out any Coronavirus Disease 2019 related content.

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