COVID-19
Currently, the U.S. requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test for all air passengers arriving from outside the United States, including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents, even if fully vaccinated.  International arrivals must be tested no more than three days before their departure and will need to present the documentation of a negative test result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.

With specific exceptions, several US residential proclamations suspend and limit entry into the United States: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html

Read more from the CDC

Read the Full Order Requiring a Negative COVID-19 Test>>

CDC International Travel Recommendations for Before, During, and After Your Trip

Applying for a Visa 

Business (B-1) visas are used for attending education events.  OTA recommends starting this process as soon as possible to ensure everything is in order.

Business Visa Center
Check Visa Wait Times
Visa Wizard
Locate a U.S. Embassy or Consulate
Frequently Asked Questions on Business Visas

Questions on visas can be sent to businessvisa@state.gov or by phone at (202) 485-7675 on Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern.

Visa Waiver Program Information 

If you are attending from a Visa Waiver Country, you must meet all the requirements listed on the State Department’s page, and you must ensure your Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is up to date and have an e-passport ready to use.

Visa Waiver Program Information
Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
e-Passports
FAQs on the Visa Waiver Program and ESTA

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