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January 26, 2021 | Ilene Zaitouna

COVID-19 New International Travel Testing Requirement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order requiring that all air passengers (2 years of age or older) travelling into the US, including US citizens and legal permanent residents, must present negative COVID test results or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. The order will be effective January 26, 2021.   Passengers must get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs.  The test must be a viral test (can be NAAT or antigen/rapid test).  The airlines will require a COVID-19 negative test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers before boarding.  

A complete copy of the Order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be found at,