COVID Information

NOTICE: Air travel restrictions have been lifted starting November 8th for international visitors who are vaccinated. Visitors will need to be fully vaccinated, show proof of a negative COVID test within three days of boarding a flight and agree to contact tracing. This page will be updated as more details are confirmed. 

Updates on New Orleans COVID protocols

  • As of October 29, 2021, the mask mandate in Orleans parish has been lifted, with the exception of K-12 schools, healthcare facilities, and public transportation. Proof of vaccination for all eligible individuals 12 years and older, or a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test within 72 hours, will be required at most indoor venues in Orleans Parish and outdoor events where more than 500 people are in attendance. 
  • Click here for the most current updates on New Orleans COVID Safety Plan

For the most current information on U.S. COVID-19 entry requirements, please visit the U.S. Department of State website:

If you need a letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa, please click here to complete the online request form.