CDC now requiring all international air travelers to test negative for COVID-19

Updated: January 12, 2021 11:22 PM
Created: January 12, 2021 10:20 PM

(NBCNC) — The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is now requiring that every international air traveler have a negative COVID-19 test before they can enter the U.S.

The agency says that arriving passengers must show proof of either a negative test taken within three days of departure or that they have recovered from the virus.

The new measures will go into effect on Jan. 26.

Previously, the CDC only required those traveling from the United Kingdom to test negative as a result of a more contagious strain that was detected there.

However, that strain has since been found in nearly a dozen states in the U.S.

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