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Entry requirements are updated frequently, so we recommend checking for the most current information before you travel. Travel and health restrictions by destination Opens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines. A COVID-19 test is no longer required before departure for travelers entering the U.S. All travelers must provide their contact information within 72 hours of departure, and foreign nationals must sign a certificate that they are in the U.S.
Before you get tested, make sure your destination accepts your test type. GoHealth urgent care Opens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines CareNow clinic testing is available for select flights starting in the U.S. You can use any of the 150+ clinics to get tested before your trip. CareNow Testing Opens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines Order a LetsGetChecked home test kit to take with you before your trip.
On average, you have a 48-hour response time for test results. You must give your test kit to an EE. LetsGetChecked Opens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines We have partnered with Qured to offer a discount on Fit to Fly COVID-19 at-home testing (1-pack). Use promo code AATRAVEL10 when checking out.
Qured Opens another site in a new window that may not meet eMED accessibility guidelines Opens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines Optum Store Opens another site in a new window that may not meet accessibility guidelines Save all your travel information in one place. Download the American Airlines app to upload your health and travel forms to “Get Ready to Fly” before your international flight to the U.S. American may (but is not required to) accept VeriFly application results as proof that it has met the target COVID testing requirements. Daon, the operator of the VeriFly application, can provide American with a copy of the U.S.
Beginning at midnight on Sunday, you will no longer need a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that it has lifted its COVID-19 testing requirement for air travelers entering the U.S. However, the agency still recommends passengers to take a COVID test before flying (no more than three days before) and not to travel if they are sick. The news was initially reported by CNN and confirmed by White House Deputy Press Secretary Kevin Muñoz in a tweet Friday.
CDC will re-evaluate its decision in 90 days and thereafter on an ongoing basis to determine if the requirement needs to be reinstated, a Biden administration official told CNBC. If you are going to travel to the U.S. By air, land, or sea from a foreign country, you will no longer have to show a negative COVID-19 test result or recovery test in the past 90 days. However, you must follow CDC guidelines for travel to and from the U.S.
According to CDC guidance, you should avoid travel if you have symptoms of COVID-19, if you have recently tested positive, are waiting for test results, or have had close contact with a person who has COVID-19 and you are advised to quarantine. Consult a medical professional if you have questions or concerns about your individual health. Citizens entering the country will have to show proof of vaccination, White House official told CNBC. He added that he is happy that removing the test requirement alleviates the concerns of Americans traveling abroad who would have previously been stuck if they tested positive for COVID, but certainly, when going on a plane, I wouldn't want to be sitting next to someone I know has COVID.
While air filtration systems on airplanes are effective in reducing the spread, if your seatmate has COVID, there's really nothing you can do to protect yourself against that, especially at a time when masking mandates have been eliminated for many flights, Roberts said. He anticipates that the change will increase U, S. COVID rates, but you don't think it will have too much of an impact because domestic flights haven't had testing requirements, and COVID is already rising across much of the U.S. But it's definitely not going to make things better,” he said.
Roberts said he supports the CDC decision to review the testing requirement in 90 days, especially given the prevalence of new variants such as BA, 4 and BA, 5, first identified in South Africa and now spreading across the U.S. He also expressed concern about people who cannot be vaccinated or are immunocompromised who travel internationally. Caroline Kee is a health reporter for TODAY Digital. He previously worked for Healthline and Buzzfeed News.