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Negative COVID Test Now Required For All Travelers Coming From The UK

Kauff McGuire and Margolis LLP
New York, NY
December 29, 2020


In light of a new virulent strain of COVID-19, the United States is requiring all airline passengers coming from the United Kingdom to produce a negative COVID-19 test before entering the US. As of Monday, December 28th, airlines are required to verify that all passengers over the age of 2 test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departing from the UK. Travelers whose flights originate outside the UK, and who have a layover in the UK of no more than 24 hours, are exempt from this requirement.

Other countries are now imposing similar travel bans, so it is imperative to check the latest government travel advisories before flying.