How Are Destinations Responding To New U.S. Requirements For Negative Covid Tests?

how are destinations responding to new u s requirements for negative covid tests

The U.S. and the U.K. join Canada and other countries with new requirements for passengers arriving by air to provide proof of a negative PCR test in order to board flights. The new rules apply to everyone, even citizens returning home. Destinations and resorts are upping their capacity to provide visitors with quick-turnaround testing to meet the new demand. 

Passenger airplane with a boarding steps in the morning sun getty U.S. arrivals by air must have a negative PCR test as of January 26, 2021

Starting January 26, 2021, passengers arriving in the U.S. by air need to show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure. The order was released by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on January 12 and applies to all air passengers aged two or over, including U.S. citizens and permanent residents. 

While PCR tests are more accurate than rapid antigen tests, experts caution that one negative Covid test does not mean that a person is Covid-free. For example, tests aren’t as accurate during the early stages of infection and a person could become infected after their test is taken and before they arrive home. The best way to prevent the spread of Covid-19 is to minimize all contact with people not in your household, wear a mask when around others, and self-isolate for 14 days before and after travel. For those who must travel, health experts explain how to make travel safer. 

Swim-up pool at Palladium Hotel Group’s TRS Coral Hotel on Costa Mujeres beach near Cancun, Mexico. Johanna Read, Palladium Hotel Group

Want to know more on click here go to tour news source.

From -