As of June 12, 2022, all adult foreign nationals traveling to the U.S. by air are required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated before boarding their flight. Proof of a negative COVID test is no longer required when entering the United States.
For additional information, please review the CDC Website.
General Travel - Know Before You Go
Requirements for vaccinations and masks can vary by business. We strongly recommend that all visitors plan ahead and check the website or call the business or attraction you plan to visit prior to your arrival.
Domestic Travel - Know Before You Go
The State of Arizona has no testing and/or vaccination requirements for its residents and domestic and international visitors. Federal travel requirements for foreign nationals apply - see below.
International Travel - Know Before You Go
Entering Via Air: Effective December 6, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within one calendar day of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recovery for all passengers two years of age and over prior to boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.
According to the CDC, test acceptability does not depend on the time of the flight or the time of day that the test sample was taken. For example, if your flight is at 1 p.m. on a Friday, you could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Thursday.
For additional information, please review this FAQ from the U.S. Travel Association.
Entering Via Land Port of Entry: Beginning November 8, 2021, foreign nationals entering the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals for non-essential reasons must show proof of vaccination. To determine if you and/or members of your travel party are fully vaccinated, please visit the CDC’s website for the latest information on this topic here. Visitors will be required to be prepared to attest to vaccination status and to present proof of vaccination to a CBP officer upon request.
By January 2022, foreign nationals traveling across the land border for both essential and non-essential reasons will be required to be fully vaccinated.
Mexican nationals with plans to visit Arizona and travel beyond the 75-mile Border Zone need to fill out an I-94 form and can do so online. If a Mexican national holds a border crossing card, guidelines can be found here.
COVID-19 PCR Testing Resources:
Many countries and airlines require proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding your flight or crossing the border. Below are testing resources in Arizona - some are free/no charge and others might have a charge depending on your insurance. (Please note that appointments at some locations won’t open until closer to date)
- Arizona Department of Health Services & ASU Public Saliva Testing (FREE)
- CVS Pharmacy (PCR available)
- Walgreens Pharmacies (PCR available)
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) - XpresCheck (Rapid PCR available)
- Tucson International Airport (TUS) - Paradigm Laboratories (Rapid PCR available)
FAQ Page for TUS
Additional Relevant Information
Travel Through Tribal Lands and Parks
If you are driving to Arizona or through the state, please note that many tribal nations have put travel restrictions and/or curfews in place for residents and visitors. For a list of what's open, visit our Tribal Openings & Closures page.
Consult the individual tribal nation's website for specific information.