Updated Jan 30 23:21 IST
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, along with a doctor’s letter stating that hey are cleared to travel.
- Antibodies will not be accepted in lieu of a PCR test.
- Vaccinated persons, as well, will need to present a negative PCR test.
- Passengers under age 2 need not present Covid tests.
- Results can be presented in printed or electronic form.
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.