US imposes tougher entry rules for returning unvaccinated Americans

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 0

The US this week opened the door to vaccinated foreign travelers but is making it tougher for unvaccinated Americans returning home.

Currently all US citizens must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within three days prior to departure of a US bound flight.

That requirement continues for jabbed Americans but for the unvaccinated, they must be tested within 24 hours of boarding their flight to the US.

They will also have to take a test after arrival.

They will have to provide ‘proof they have purchased a viral test to be taken after arrival’ White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during a press briefing this week.

It would also apply to children.

"The CDC is going to issue a contact tracing order that will require airlines to collect comprehensive contact information for every passenger coming to the United States and to provide that information promptly to the CDC upon request," Psaki said.

The CDC recommends Americans not to travel overseas if not fully vaccinated.

The agency still recommends that they self-isolate for seven days after arrival.



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