The United States will start requiring people flying in from the U.Ok. to test negative for Covid-19 not more than 72 hours earlier than departure, the CDC mentioned in a late Thursday assertion.
The announcement comes after the U.Ok. earlier this week mentioned it recognized a brand new pressure of Covid-19 that seems to unfold extra rapidly. The CDC mentioned President Donald Trump will signal the order on Friday, Christmas Day, and the measure will go into impact beginning Monday.
The CDC mentioned passengers would have to present airways with documentation of their lab outcomes from both polymerase chain response (PCR) or antigen checks.
Airlines would even have to affirm that passengers have examined negative earlier than boarding, the company mentioned. They would even have to block passengers from boarding in the event that they refuse to take a test.
Earlier this week, Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways started requiring passengers to test negative earlier than boarding flights certain for New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. United Airlines additionally requires negative test outcomes for passengers flying from London Heathrow to its hubs in Newark, New Jersey, Washington D.C., or Chicago.
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The new pressure spurred dozens of nations to swiftly limit journey from the U.Ok. in efforts to stop the pressure from coming into their very own borders. The U.S. had already restricted journey from the U.Ok. in March, barring foreigners who had been in the nation in the previous two weeks.
The World Health Organization mentioned, nevertheless, the new variant has additionally been detected in Australia, Denmark, Italy, Iceland and the Netherlands.
Earlier this week, the CDC recommended the new pressure may already be circulating in the U.S. undetected. While the variant has not but been present in the nation, the CDC famous that the U.S. has solely sequenced a fraction of Covid infections.
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