New CDC Air Travel Rules

CDC New Air Travel Rules Into the US

Effective January 26, 2021, all air passengers arriving into the U.S. from a foreign country must get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days prior to their flight departure. All passengers must have proof of COVID-19 negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19.

  • The order applies to all passengers, 2 years and up
  • Applies to all flights, including private and charter flights
  • The COVID-19 test result must state one of the followings:
    • Negative
    • SARS-CoV-2 RNA Not Detected
    • SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Not Detected
    • COVID-19 Not Detected
    • A test marked “invalid” is not acceptable

For more information please visit CDC’s website:

Federal Register Notice: Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test Result or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Airline Passengers Arriving into the United States (link)

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

CDC on air travel into the US

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