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Travel Protection Questions & New CDC Requirements

CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of 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 be effective on January 26, 2021.

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๐๐„๐†๐€๐“๐ˆ๐•๐„ ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐“๐„๐’๐“๐ˆ๐๐† ๐‘๐„๐๐”๐ˆ๐‘๐„๐Œ๐„๐๐“ ๐…๐€๐๐ฌ
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๐: ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ˆ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐?
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A: See our U.S. Embassy pages on how and where to get tested in the country from which you are traveling. ย https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.htmlย 
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๐: ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ฏ๐ข๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐›๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ? ๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐๐š๐ซ ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”.๐’.?ย 
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A: If you are arriving on a direct flight to the US, your test must be done within the 3 calendar days before your flight departs. If you are arriving via one or more connecting flights, your test must be done in the 3 days before the first flight in your itinerary, but only if the connecting flights were booked as a single passenger booking with a final destination in the US and layovers are no longer than 24 hours. If your connecting flight to the US was booked separately, a layover in your itinerary lasts longer than 24 hours, or your travel is disrupted and you leave the airport, you will need to get tested within the 3 days before your flight that arrives in the US.ย 
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๐: ๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ ๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฉ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐›๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ง?ย 
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A: You will need a viral test (NAAT or antigen test) to determine if you are currently infected withย COVID-19.
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๐: ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐„๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก? ๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฌ?ย 
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A: Please check with your airline to determine in what language results can be submitted. #CDC requires air passengers to have a paper or electronic copy of their test result for review by the airline before you board and for potential review by public health officials after you arrive in the US.ย  Passengers will also attest to the authenticity of the test presented. ย ย 
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๐: ๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐”.๐’. ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐š ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐จ๐ซ๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐š?ย 
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A: We have no changes to visa requirements to announce at this time. However, this order does apply to nonimmigrant and immigrant visa holders.ย 
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๐: ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ‘ ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ? ๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ˆ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ?ย 
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A: If your flight is delayed before departure, you will need to get re-tested if the delay causes your test to fall outside of the 3-day pre-departure testing period requirement.ย  A delay while traveling on a continuous itinerary will not invalidate an otherwise valid test unless it results in you leaving the airport terminal or a layover lasting longer than 24 hours.ย 
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๐: ๐ƒ๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ซ๐๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ?ย 
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A: Yes. Any passenger on a flight entering the US, even for a connection, will require testing before departure.ย 
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๐: ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ˆ ๐š๐ฆ ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐š๐ฏ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž? ๐‚๐š๐ง ๐ˆ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”.๐’. ๐„๐ฆ๐›๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฒ? ๐‚๐š๐ง ๐ˆ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ?
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A: The U.S. government does not plan to provideย COVID-19 vaccinations or testing services to private U.S. citizens abroad.ย 
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For more information regarding inbound travel testing requirements, we refer you to the #CDC: ย https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html). ย 
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For more information on where to obtain a test overseas, travelers should review the relevant Embassy website. You may need to consider a routing change to a different country or city in order to meet the testing requirement.ย 
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๐: ๐ˆ ๐œ๐š๐ง๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ . ๐‚๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”.๐’. ๐„๐ฆ๐›๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฒ/๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ ?ย 
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A: U.S. citizens are required to pay for their own tests. In general, if a U.S. citizen abroad faces destitution, the Department can offer certain limited types of assistance if eligibility requirements are met; you may find more information about what we can do on our website:ย https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/emergency-financial-assistance.html.ย 
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๐: ๐ˆ ๐œ๐š๐ง๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐ง๐จ๐ซ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ˆ ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ฌ. ๐–๐ก๐จ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐›๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ? ย 
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A: In general, if a U.S. citizen abroad faces destitution, the Department can offer certain limited types of assistance if eligibility requirements are met; you may find more information about what we can do on our website:ย https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/emergency-financial-assistance.html.ย 
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๐: ๐’๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”.๐’. ๐ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ, ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐›๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐”๐’ ๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ณ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ฌ? ย 
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A: The Department of State does not provide direct medical care to private U.S. citizens abroad. We are committed to providing all possible consular assistance to U.S. citizens in need overseas, including by providing information on local medical resources when appropriate. ย 
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๐: ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐œ๐ข๐ซ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐š ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž ๐š ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ?ย 
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A: Please visit the CDCโ€™s website for a list of limited exemptions:ย https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.htmlย 
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๐: ๐ˆ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐š ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž. ๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”.๐’.?ย 
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A: If the negative viral test result is outside of the 3 day window, you will need to test again.ย 
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๐: ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐๐ฒ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ฏ๐š๐œ๐œ๐ข๐ง๐ž. ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐š ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐จ๐ซ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฏ๐š๐œ๐œ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐›๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐?ย 
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A: All air passengers traveling to the US, regardless of vaccination status, are required to provide a negativeย COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery.ย 
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๐: ๐ˆ ๐š๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐š๐ง๐ญ. ๐ƒ๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐š๐›๐ฒ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐š ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ?ย 
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A: All air passengers age 2 and older need to provide negative test results. Children under the age of 2 do not need to provide negative test results.
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