Proof of Negative Test 

New CDC Guidelines Require Proof of Negative Test on inbound international flights. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered that all travelers flying to the U.S. from abroad will have to show proof of negative Covid-19 tests before boarding their flight starting Jan. 26. The CDC said preflight testing is necessary as Covid-19 cases continue to soar and more-contagious strains of the virus emerge around the world. President Biden signed an executive order on Jan. 21 affirming the new testing requirements and directing agencies to consider additional travel-safety measures.

  • Who It Affects: The order applies to everyone traveling to the U.S. on international flights, including U.S. citizens. You will need to show negative test results even if you are flying on a private jet or charter flight. There are exceptions for children under age 2, airline crews and federal law-enforcement agents and members of the military traveling for duty.
  • Countries Covered: Every country except U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico.
  • When: This starts January 26.  People arriving from the United Kingdom already have been subject to similar testing requirements that went into effect in December, following the emergence of a new coronavirus strain there.
  • Procedure: U.S.-bound air travelers must get tested no more than three days before flying and bring written or electronic proof of the results. Airlines can accept both PCR and rapid antigen tests. The CDC has said home diagnostic kits that are analyzed in a lab should qualify, if the kits have been approved by national health authorities.
  • Vaccinations Don't Count: A vaccination does not negate the need for a test.
  • Those Who Had Covid: If you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past three months but no longer have symptoms, the CDC doesn’t recommend getting tested again. If you are in this group and have met the criteria to end isolation, the CDC says you can travel as long as you have written permission from a health-care provider or public-health official. Bring your positive test result and the doctor’s letter to show the airline in lieu of a negative test result.
  • CDC Recommendations: The CDC recommends people get a second test three to five days after travel and stay home for seven days (or 10 days without a second test). Testing on its own isn’t a substitute for social distancing and wearing face masks, CDC officials said.

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

This is going to kill international travel. 

Mish

Rhode Island Restricts Travel to New York

If you travel to New York you are under a 14-day Rhode Island quarantine when you enter Rhode Island.

Trump to Consider Domestic Air Travel Ban for 30 Days

"We are looking at the whole thing," said Trump regarding a domestic air shutdown.

Airport Chaos: Trump’s Travel Restrictions Leave Some Stranded.

Earlier today Donald Trump barred visa-holders from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US.

No Recovery in International Flights or Domestic Hotels for Years to Come

The tourism industry is bracing for a slower recovery as travel surveys portend gloom.

Covid Passports in Israel and Huge Fines in Indonesia, Is the US Next?

Officials in many countries combine incentives with threats warning that those who don’t get the shot will be shut out of everyday activities.

Big Jump In Coronavirus Deaths Coming Up?

The pool of severe cases keeps rising. Most of the death counts will come from this pool.

Huge Mistake Coming Up: Trump Set to Promote Trade Hawk Peter Navarro

At one point it appeared Trump was ready to cast aside Navarro. The situation reversed and it's a huge mistake.

Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan Team Up on Healthcare: Hot Air or Real Deal?

Three high-power firms agreed to take on rising healthcare costs. Sceptics abound. Can they succeed where others failed?

"Made in China" Economic Hit Coming Right Up

Economic contagion due to the coronavirus is underway. Hyundai halted production. Sony, Apple, and Ford issued warnings.