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COVID-19: Travel to the USA

COVID-19: Travel to the USA

Last week the Whitehouse announced some changes to the requirements for international travel into the USA. Now we have some more detail from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC):

From Monday, December 6, 2021, the United States requires all international travellers arriving in the United States by air to get tested within one day of travel:

  • Applies to all nationalities irrespective of vaccination status
  • You must be fully vaccinated if not a US resident of citizen. Here is a list of acceptable vaccines ant timings.
  • The test must take place within one calendar day of the start of your travel to the United States. Note, its within a calander day of departure – NOT arrival, and is not 24 hours. This is a change from the previous 3 days for vaccinated, and one day for unvaccinated
  • Rapid Antigen Tests as well as PCR test qualify

2PAXfly Takeout

Personally, I would be hesitant to travel to the USA at the moment, due to the lack of mask-wearing, and comparatively low vaccination rates outside of New York and some surrounding eastern states.

It’s a pity that the very states I yearn to visit – the ‘South’ – are all at the low end of vaccination rates.

1 Comment

  1. AA56

    Nearly 820,000 deaths and counting. Why would you want to go. Stay home and keep yourself safe.

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