Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for Covid-19, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week.
CDC requirement expands on a similar one announced late last month for passengers coming from the United Kingdom.
This order will apply to U.S citizens as well as foreign travelers, and it is said to begin from the 26th of January 2021. With cases not coming to an end, the U.S. government is imposing stronger restrictions on travelers, making sure that they have to provide a negative test on arrival.
It is suggested that a passenger who is about to board a flight must take a Covid-19 test three days before and provide proof stating that they are negative or they could also provide documentation of having an infection and being recovered.
“Testing does not eliminate all risk,” “But when combined with a period of staying at home and everyday precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer, healthier, and more responsible by reducing spread on planes, in airports, and at destinations.” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield.
This is a reasonable approach taken towards this issue, as there are newer strains developing in different countries and no one has an answer to how this is happening.
Until more people are vaccinated, travelling normally will not resume.