Report: CDC To Order Travelers To Test Negative For Coronavirus Before Flying Into U.S. From Abroad

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Topline The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will likely soon order all passengers embarking on international flights headed into the U.S. to show a negative coronavirus test before being permitted to travel into the country, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, a directive that would follow a similar order issued by the health institute last month pertaining to travelers coming from the U.K. Travelers wait in line to check in for a flight at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los ... [+] Angeles International Airport in December.

Getty Images Key Facts Under the order, all passengers, even U.S. citizens and permanent residents, would be required to show proof of a negative coronavirus test result before boarding a flight bound for the U.S., sources told the newspaper. According to the Journal, the universal testing order could be issued as soon as Tuesday, but will not take effect until Jan. 26. Details including the types of coronavirus tests airlines will accept and a permissible timeframe for testing negative before boarding and are still unclear. more...