The US has made it compulsory for all tourists arriving from abroad by plane to be tested for coronavirus. This is reported by the Department of State.
Thus, all airline passengers, except for children under two years of age, must present a negative test for COVID-19 or a certificate of recovery from a new type of coronavirus. The regulation will take effect on Jan. 26 and will apply to both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens.
The State Department also urged U.S. citizens to reconsider the need to travel abroad and postpone all non-essential travel.
Earlier U.S. President Joe Biden imposed a quarantine for air passengers arriving in the United States. The decision was made due to the spread of a new strain of coronavirus. “In addition to wearing a mask, anyone arriving in the U.S. by plane from another country will need to be tested before they even land, before they leave. And also go into quarantine when they arrive in America,” the politician said.
The U.S. remains the world leader in the number of COVID-19 cases detected. A total of 25.2 million people have been infected in the country since the pandemic began, and more than 420,000 have died.