Arriving international travelers in the United States may need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding. Kent German /
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reportedly approved a measure on Tuesday that will require virtually all international air travelers to obtain data COVID-19 before flying to the United States. The order would go into effect on January 26, people familiar with the subject told Reuters .
All passengers aged 2 and over traveling to the United States are expected to have negative test results within three days of the flight, according to the report. The CDC would consider waivers for those in countries without adequate testing capacity.
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The CDC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Vaccination efforts are underwaylike the The States- United is fighting to tackle an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases . The United States currently has two approved COVID-19 vaccines - from Moderna and Pfizer - which are administered nationwide. Experts say it It is essential to continue wearing a mask and practicing social distancing until a sufficient number of Americans are vaccinated.which is still several months away.
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