On January 12, 2021, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States starting January 26, 2021.  Travelers will need to provide a negative PCR test upon arrival to the Unites States in order to enter the country. Please be mindful that the airlines could ask to see the test upon boarding the plane. We recommend printing the results of the test and bringing them with you to the airport. The CDC further more states: “If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger”. 

Along with the above-mentioned measure, the CDC also recommends to get tested again 3-5 days after arrival and stay home for 7 days post-travel in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 within US communities from travel-related infections.  

This order was signed by the CDC Director on January 12, 2021 and will become effective on January 26, 2021. If you have an upcoming trip planned to the United States we advise that you check with your attorney in order to make sure that you legally comply with all immigration and sanitary requirements before entering the country. For more information regarding the CDC guidelines or to stay updated you can visit: https://www.cdc.gov  

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