Everything You Need to Know About International Travel for Au Pairs

Everything You Need to Know About International Travel for Au Pairs

At AuPairCare we want you to have all the information you need, and are here to support you on your au pair cultural exchange journey! You may have some questions about international travel and if current travel requirements relating to COVID-19 will impact your arrival. And great news, we have welcomed thousands of au pairs this year from a wide variety of countries and continue to welcome even more this year and into the next!

Au Pair Arrival Requirements

We're thrilled to share President Biden's announcement of the resumption of travel and the welcoming of international travelers to the United States!

All arrivals will need to meet the requirements for pre-departure vaccination and COVID-19 testing listed below.

  • Au pairs must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States, as defined by new U.S. entry requirement standards to travel to the United States. Please note that there is usually a 2 week wait period after the last dose of a vaccine before an individual is deemed 'fully vaccinated'.
  • Au pairs are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 when they travel to the United States. See our COVID-19 Testing section below for further details.
  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required in indoor areas of public transportation (including airplanes) traveling into, within, or out of the United States and indoors in U.S. transportation hubs (including airports).

You can also view our most up-to-date FAQ here.

Accepted COVID-19 Vaccines

The Department of State and the Center for Disease Control have expanded on these vaccination requirements and types of acceptable documentation.

Vaccines Approved or Authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Vaccines Listed for Emergency Use (EUL) by the World Health Organization Single dose

  • Janssen/J&J

2-dose series

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • AstraZeneca
  • Covishield
  • BIBP/Sinopharm
  • Sinovac

COVID-19 Testing

The CDC requires all international arrivals to the US to show proof of a COVID-19 negative test or recovery before departing for the US. That means any au pairs arriving to the US will need to get tested for COVID-19 no more than one day before their flight departs and provide negative results to the airline in order to travel to the U.S. It is extremely important that au pairs follow these guidelines in order to ensure a safe and on time arrival.

Au pairs are responsible for their own tests and for any flight fees incurred if they do not get tested within the given window. This order affects all international arrivals into the U.S. regardless of visa status.

For further updates, please visit our Important Visa and Travel Information page.

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