Passengers to US required to take Covid-19 test three days before their flight

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) USA made it mandatory for all the passengers who travel to the US undergo Covid-19 test within three days before their flight to the US departs.

According to a report, this order is also applicable to the U.S residents who travel from abroad to the country. The CDC director signed order and it will be effective from January 26.

The CDC also urges passengers to get tested again three to five days after arrival and stay home for the first week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said, “Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within three days before their flight to the US departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19.”

  • The CDC will require all passengers to get a test within three days of their departure.
  • Written documentation of negative test results must be provided to the airline before boarding.
  • Previously infected passengers can provide documentation of their recovery in lieu of a negative test result.
  • Airlines won’t let passengers board if they fail to comply.

The airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or the documentation of the recovery before boarding the aircraft.

“If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery or does not take a test, the airline must refuse the passenger boarding,” the CDC said.