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Proof of being fully vaccinated

Emergency Amendment EA 1546-21-02b issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA),US DOT, regarding
"Requirements for Proof of Being Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 new guidelines."

As directed by the CDC and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), through the Security Directive 1544-21-03 series and Emergency Amendment 1546-21-02 series, and consistent with CDC’s Order implementing the Proclamation, all airline or other aircraft operators must provide the following disclosures to all passengers prior to their boarding a flight from a foreign country to the United States.

AIRLINE AND AIRCRAFT OPERATOR DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS:
1. The foreign air carrier must require that each Covered Individual, prior to boarding a flight to the United States, and consistent with the CDC Order and Technical Instructions, has:
a. Presented paper or digital documentation of Proof of Being Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19, consistent with the CDC Order and Technical Instructions, that includes personal identifiers (e.g., name and date of birth) that match the personal identifiers on the passenger’s passport or other travel documents; or
b. Presented documentation proving that they are an Excepted Covered Individual, under the Proclamation and the CDC Order as further explained in the CDC Technical Instructions.

2. The foreign air carrier must require that each Covered Individual, prior to boarding a flight to the United States, has provided an attestation that is completed in compliance with the CDC Order as further explained in the Technical Instructions.

3. The foreign air carrier must not board any Covered Individual (which includes Excepted Covered Individuals) without confirming the documentation as set forth in Sections A. or B. of this EA, consistent with the CDC Order and Technical Instructions.

4. The foreign air carrier must retain a copy of the attestation for each Covered Individual (which includes Excepted Covered Individuals) for no less than two (2) years and provide to DHS or CDC upon request. The foreign air carrier need not collect or retain copies of any other documentation presented in accordance with Sections A. or B. of this EA.

5. Foreign air carriers that have not previously provided a written description of the attestation collection and retention procedures to its International Industry Representative (IIR) for incorporation into its corporate security program must do so within 10 days of the effective date of this EA or initiating new service, as applicable.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Flights departing at or after 00:01 EST (05:01 GMT) & 1030 IST (AM) on January 9, 2023

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