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Air travelers to US set to face tougher COVID-19 testing
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The U.S. is moving to require that all air travelers entering the country show a negative COVID-19 test performed within one day of departure in response to concerns about a new coronavirus variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said late on Tuesday.
Currently, vaccinated international air travelers can present a negative test result obtained within three days from their point of departure. Nearly all foreign nationals must be vaccinated to enter the United States. Unvaccinated travelers currently must get a negative COVID-19 test within one day of arrival.
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The new one-day testing requirement would apply equally to U.S. citizens as well as foreign nationals.
Reuters reported earlier that a draft proposal was circulating among government agencies for the stricter testing requirement.