CDC Requires COVID-19 Test From Air Passengers Entering the U.S.

Dulles International Airport last month. The CDC will require all air guests getting in the U.S. to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight.

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Dulles International Airport last month. The CDC will need all air passengers entering the U.S. to supply an unfavorable COVID-19 test before boarding their flight.

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“With the US already in surge status, the screening requirement for air travelers will assist slow the spread of the virus as we work to vaccinate the American public,” the CDC stated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Tuesday that all air travelers going into the United States will need to offer an unfavorable COVID-19 test before boarding their flight. The new guideline will go into effect Jan. 26.

The CDC will need all passengers to get a test within three days of their departure. Formerly contaminated guests can offer documents of their healing in lieu of an unfavorable test result.

Additionally, the CDC advises travelers get tested again 3 to five days after arrival and remain house for the very first week. “Testing does not remove all threat,” CDC Director Robert Redfield said. “But when combined with a duration of remaining at house and everyday precautions like using masks and social distancing, it can make travel much safer, healthier, and more accountable by lowering spread on planes, in airports and at locations.”

The coronavirus continues to wreck the nation, exceeding formerly unimaginable milestones day after day. Hundreds of thousands of new cases are reported everyday and the death toll is predicted to exceed 400,000 in a few weeks. “With the US already in surge status, the testing requirement for air travelers will assist slow the spread of the virus as we work to vaccinate the American public,” the CDC said.

The CDC will require all travelers to get a test within 3 days of their departure. Formerly contaminated guests can provide paperwork of their healing in lieu of an unfavorable test result. Furthermore, the CDC recommends passengers get evaluated once again three to five days after arrival and remain house for the very first week.