The US will require all air travelers arriving from the United Kingdom to test negative for the Kovid-19 New Coronovirus variants identified in UK.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced the change late Thursday, saying in a statement that President Donald Trump would sign an order on Friday to take effect on Monday.
“Public health officials in the United Kingdom recently announced the discovery of a new version of SARS-CoV-2,” The CDC said in a statement. “Preliminary analysis in the UK suggests that this new variant may be 70% more transferable than previously broadcasted variants.”
A similar requirement for negative tests has already been effective for many US-bound travelers. Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways said on Monday that passengers Have to test negative In response to the request of Andrew F. Kennedy of the New York Government to Coronovirus before flying to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
“The need for additional testing will strengthen our security to improve the health and safety of the American public and ensure responsible international travel,” the CDC said.
Dozens of countries – including Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Iran and Colombia – Suspended flights from uk Earlier this week, there was worldwide concern about mutations of the virus that may be more contagious than other variants.
UK government imposed Tough new restrictions Last weekend, scientists said that a new coronavirus version was spreading more quickly. Then on Wednesday, the British government announced Yet another version Detection was reported in two people who had recently traveled from South Africa, which is a matter of concern.
The CDC said it would require proof of a negative result from the test “no more than 72 hours before departure.” The CDC said that it would be up to the airlines to confirm the results before boarding and refuse to deny any passengers boarding.