He U.S. government is planning to start demanding all international travelers a negative test of the covid-19 before flying to the country, as announced on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
He daily, which cites anonymous sources with knowledge of the matter, pointed out that the official announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) it can arrive today and will take effect on January 26.
The order CDC will require coronavirus testing of all passengers flying from abroad, including americans return to their country, and it comes at a time when there is concern expansion Of the new variant of the virus registered in the UK and of which several cases have already been found in U.S.
Since the end of December, the country has already required the presentation of a proof of coronavirus refusal made a maximum of 72 hours before the trip who fly from British airports.
The measure affects a relatively small number of Travellers because, in March, the president Donald Trump, has already restricted the entry of foreigners from the United Kingdom, which reduced the air traffic between the two countries by 90%, according to official data.
Currently, the US bans the entry of Travellers from many countries, including those of the European Union (EU), unless they are US citizens, permanent residents or have an exemption.
In its information, the WSJ does not clarify whether tests of covid-19 will replace those measurements or if they will join them, although the second option is more likely, since it is the one being used with the United Kingdom.
The newspaper, in any case, remembers that airlines have been demanding to replace the restrictions travel and quarantines with tests for all passengers and who recently wrote to the outgoing vice president, Mike Pence, defending that idea.
The United States is the country hardest hit by pandemic worldwide and accumulates more than 22.6 million cases and more than 378,000 deaths, according to the latest figures.