The CDC will require all air passengers coming from the UK to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure from Monday late Thursday night.
In a statement, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said President Donald Trump signed an order on Christmas Day, which would come into effect on December 28.
The new restriction is in response to the discovery of a new variant of COVID-19, which can infect 70% more than previous variants.
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“This additional test requirement will enhance the protection of Americans to improve their health and safety and ensure responsible travel abroad,” said the CDC. “This new order is consistent with the steps that have been taken to increase the ability to proactively and proactively detect and contain COVID-19.”
Trump in March restricted the travel of foreigners coming from the United Kingdom due to the coronavirus, reducing air travel between the United States and the United Kingdom by about 90%.
Another infectious COVID-19 mutant was detected in South Africa. Health officials believe that the new coronavirus vaccine is effective against both new strains, and there is no evidence that the new strain is fatal.
The United States requires all air passengers arriving from the United Kingdom to test negative for COVID-19
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