US borders open to fully vaccinated travelers effective November 8th 2021!
This means that all au pairs arriving in the US from November 8th onwards will:
- need to have been fully vaccinated*
- have a negative Covid-19 test 24 hours prior to departure
- participate in contact tracing
- wear a mask on their flights
*link to CDC guidelines and Technical Instructions for Implementing Presidential Proclamation Advancing Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic and CDC’s Order
We are collecting the vaccine status from all our au pairs that are circulating for a match. This information will be available on the au pair’s application. If you have any questions, please reach out to our placement team or 1-800-928-7247.
The lifting of the bans is the first step to getting back to normal; embassy operations are the second. There will be high demand for appointments and embassies in most countries are still operating on a limited basis. Au pairs are encouraged to make their appointments as soon as they match, even if the date for the appointment is far into the future. As embassies get back to normal, appointments will likely open up and scheduled appointments can be moved up. Please refer to the Estimated Time for Au Pair to Obtain Visa on your resource tab.
Arrival dates are contingent upon visa approval and passport return, orientation completion, and flight availability.
Effective 11/29/2021: The Biden Administration implemented a travel restriction on South Africa as well as seven other African Nations.
The new travel restrictions imposed will affect au pairs arriving from South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique. Please contact us if you have any questions: 1-800-928-7247.