The United States Customs and Border Protection Agency and the Department of State have extended the ability of U.S. citizens to travel to the United States on expired passports through March 31, 2022. As with the previous policy scheduled to expire on December 31, 2021, travelers must meet the following conditions to qualify for this exemption:

  • A U.S. citizen;
  • Currently abroad seeking to return to the United States;
  • Flying directly to the United States, a U.S. territory, or have short-term transit (connecting flight) in a foreign country on their way to the United States;
  • The expired U.S. passport was originally valid for ten (10) years or five (5) years if issued to a U.S. citizen who was under 15 years of age;
  • The expired passport is still in their possession and remains undamaged.

In line with current protocol from the United States Centers for Disease Control, all U.S. bound air travelers, including U.S. citizens, must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 24 hours of departure.

For more information, contact us at and speak with a U.S. immigration attorney in Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Taipei.


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