Health officials announced on Tuesday that anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19. The CDC order is to take effect in about two weeks, on Jan. 26. It requires air passengers to get a COVID-19 test within three days before their flight departs to the U.S., and to provide written proof of the test result to the airline. Travelers can also provide documentation that they had the infection in the past and recovered.
Airlines are ordered to stop passengers from boarding if they don’t have proof of a negative test or a prior infection.
The U.S. has already surpassed 22 million cases to date.