All airline passengers from the United Kingdom must test negative for Govt-19. Identification of new corona virus strains in the UK.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the change late Thursday, saying in a statement that President Donald Trump would sign the enactment order on Friday.
“Public health officials in the United Kingdom recently announced the discovery of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2.” The CDC said in a statement. “Preliminary analysis in the UK suggests that this new variant may be 70% more contagious than the variations previously in circulation.”
A similar requirement for negative tests already exists in practice for many travelers coming from the United States. Delta Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways claim passengers on Monday The negative should be tested John F. of New York. Kennedy responded to a request from the New York government’s Andrew Cuomo for the corona virus before boarding a flight to the international airport.
“This additional testing requirement will strengthen our security to improve the health and safety of the American people and ensure responsible international travel,” the CDC said.
Dozens of countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Iran and Colombia – Suspended flights from the UK Earlier this week, it reflected global concerns about viral mutations that are more contagious than other types.
Imposed by the Government of England Strict new restrictions After last weekend scientists said a new corona virus variant is spreading very quickly. Then on Wednesday, the British government announced it Another variation It was recently found in two people traveling from South Africa, which increased anxiety.
The CDC said evidence of a negative result of the test “no more than 72 hours before departure” would be required. Confirmation of results before boarding will be up to the airlines, and boarding should be denied if any passengers choose not to take a check, the CDC said.