The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new policy on Tuesday that all travelers flying into the United States from international destinations will be required to show proof of a negative coronavirus test before boarding their flight. Read more here on the CDC website.
The policy will take effect on January 26th. The agency said it hoped that the new testing requirement would help slow the spread of the virus.
The CDC has proposed that international travelers to the U.S. get tested with a viral test no more than three days before their flight. If the results are negative, travelers should get tested again within five days after arriving. And even if those flyers get negative test results, the CDC recommends they quarantine for seven days after traveling.
If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery from COVID-19, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding.
If you must travel, please take all necessary precautions, such as wearing a proper mask at all times, cleaning your hands and space and keeping distance from other people. You can read more about cleaning your space while flying here.