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USA: Passengers now required to show a negative COVID test before boarding US-bound flights01:52

USA: Passengers now required to show a negative COVID test before boarding US-bound flights

United States, New York City
January 27, 2021 at 06:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Travellers entering the US must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to board their flights as of Tuesday. Passengers seen arriving at the La Guardia airport in New York City also had to present the test upon arrival.

The measure applies to all passengers, including US citizens and permanent residents. Both PCR and rapid tests are accepted by authorities, as long as they are taken no more than three days before departure. Airlines are instructed to deny boarding to passengers who fail to present the test proof.

"I feel safe, I did the test in the way to the national guard and it was negative. So I feel safe," a traveller arriving at La Guardia said.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the order 'will help slow the spread of the virus as we work to vaccinate the American public.'

USA: Passengers now required to show a negative COVID test before boarding US-bound flights01:52
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Travellers entering the US must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to board their flights as of Tuesday. Passengers seen arriving at the La Guardia airport in New York City also had to present the test upon arrival.

The measure applies to all passengers, including US citizens and permanent residents. Both PCR and rapid tests are accepted by authorities, as long as they are taken no more than three days before departure. Airlines are instructed to deny boarding to passengers who fail to present the test proof.

"I feel safe, I did the test in the way to the national guard and it was negative. So I feel safe," a traveller arriving at La Guardia said.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the order 'will help slow the spread of the virus as we work to vaccinate the American public.'