International Attendee Travel

AUSA appreciates and values our international members and partners, and sincerely hopes that conditions will allow for the attendance of all who wish to attend. AUSA is following all U.S. State Department and CDC guidelines for entry into the U.S. and is adhering to all current health and safety guidelines.

Visa Information

Non-U.S. residents may need a visa to enter the United States for the 2021 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition. If you already have a U.S. visa, check the expiration date to ensure your visa will not expire before or during your planned travel dates. Citizens of countries meeting the visa waiver criteria do not need a visa to enter the United States. If you are eligible to travel on the Visa Waiver Program, but prefer to have a visa in your passport, you may still apply for a Business (B-1) visa. A list of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) can be found on the State Department website.

Obtaining a Visa

After identifying that a visa is needed, foreign travelers should contact the U.S. Embassy Consular Section in their country to determine visa processing time frames. For up-to-date information, access the DOS website.

COVID-19 Testing Required for U.S. Entry

Effective January 26, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days 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.

Please see CDC’s FAQ for answers to questions about the new requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.