Thursday, January 14, 2021

US will require negative COVID tests from ALL international travelers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced it will start requiring all international travelers coming into the US to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the country. 

Daily Mail

Global testing requirements would be an expansion on a Trump administration policy barring UK travelers without a negative test from entry, which was announced on December 24. 

The new rule, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, will apply to Americans returning home from abroad, as well as visitors.  

Passengers are required to get tested no more than three days before their flight and show a negative result to the airline before boarding. 

 The CDC then recommends getting tested again three to five days after arrival and staying in one location for seven days post-travel.

Under the requirement for travelers coming from the UK, the government offers no assistance in the event that you test positive. The CDC simply advises that you will be barred from boarding planes and should self-isolate for at least 10 days in the UK. The same will almost certainly now apply to people traveling from any other country. 

CDC's new order will go into effect on January 26.

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