Travel Alerts

Travel One Alert: CDC Requiring Negative COVID-19 Test to Enter United States

By January 13, 2021 No Comments
January 13, 2021

CDC Requiring Negative COVID-19 Test to Enter United States

Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all passengers entering the United States.  This requirement will go into effect on January 26, 2021.

According to the CDC, air passengers entering the U.S. will be required to present documentation of a negative Qualifying Test for COVID-19 within 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs.

  • Documentation should be for a viral test as approved or authorized by the relevant national authority
  • Test results must state: Negative, SARS-CoV2 RNA Not Detected, SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Not Detected, or COVID19 Not Detected
  • Documentation may be paper or electronic copy and must include the name and contact information for the laboratory or healthcare personnel who performed the test
  • Test results may be required to be shown again upon landing
  • Alternatively, passengers may provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 with documentation of test results conducted during the three months preceding the flight’s departure from a foreign country

Finally, all airline passengers will be required to present a simple CDC attestation form to the airline for collection prior to boarding.  That form can be found here for reference.

For more information:
CDC Website FAQs

If you have any questions, please contact your Account Manager at Travel One.

Feel free to distribute this message to your arrangers, travelers, and whomever else you deem appropriate.

 

SteveN

Author SteveN

More posts by SteveN