Air Passengers arriving from UK in US to undergo COVID-19 testing

All air passengers arriving from the United Kingdom in the United States will have to test negative for COVID-19. According to a media statement by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, air passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (U.K.)  are required to test negative, via PCR or Antigen test, no more than 72 hours before departure from the U.K. to the United States. 

“This new order is consistent with the measures that have been taken so far to increase our ability to detect and contain COVID-19 proactively and aggressively. Passengers are required to get a viral test (i.e., a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight from the U.K. to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (in hard copy or electronic) to the airline. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before they board. If a passenger chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger”, the statement said. 

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