CDC announces new COVID-19 testing requirements for all air passengers arriving in the United States


This Order is effective as of 12:01 am EST (5:01 am GMT) on January 26, 2021.

By Caribbean News Global fav

ATLANTA, USA – In the United States, there have been 25,018,520 confirmed cases of COVID-19 detected through US public health surveillance systems in 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, and US Virgin Islands.

In addition to cases, deaths, and laboratory testing, CDC’s COVID Data Tracker now has a Vaccinations tab to track distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in your state.

If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get tested no more than three days before you travel by air into the United States (US) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

On January 12, 2021, CDC issued an Order requiring all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. Air passengers will also be required to confirm that the information they present is true in the form of an attestation.

This Order is effective as of 12:01 am EST (5:01 am GMT) on January 26, 2021.

As of January 26, 2021, this Order replaces a previous order signed by the CDC Director on December 25, 2020, requiring a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result for all airline passengers arriving into the United States from the United Kingdom pdf icon[PDF – 6 pages].

Further reading: CDC order negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the US


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