Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Travelers Arriving US

Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Travelers Arriving US

Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Travel to the United States Beginning January 26

Washingtion, DC (STL.News)  The US Department of State released the following statement:

The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind all travelers that beginning tomorrow, January 26, all air passengers two years of age or older arriving to the United States must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding.  This order applies to both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens.  For more information about the testing requirement, visit:  Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States | CDC .

U.S. citizens should reconsider non-essential travel abroad.  Those that must travel abroad following the implementation of this order should carefully consider the following:

  • You could have difficulty accessing a test.  Testing availability and turnaround times vary widely around the world.  Check the U.S. Embassy website for your planned destination(s) for information about testing options.  What plan do you have to ensure you can get a test that meets the requirement in order to come home on time?

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