All travelers flying to the United States will soon be required to provide a negative Covid-19 test before boarding their flight.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a Department of the US Health and Human Services (HHS), issued an order on January 12, 2021 requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving from a foreign country to the US. This order will take effect on January 26, 2021 and will apply to all travelers, including US citizens. Read the order here.
- The test must have been performed within 3 calendar days of your flight.
- Passengers who have recovered from Covid will be required to present a positive PCR test from the past 90 days.
- Antibodies will not be accepted in lieu of a PCR test.
- Vaccinated persons, as well, will need to present a negative PCR test.
Chaim V’Chessed is already in contact with airlines flying out of Israel to ascertain the exact requirements. We will update when more information becomes available.