A view of the signage leading to one of the testing centers at Heathrow Airport on December 22nd, 2020 in London, England.
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The United States will require people flying in from the UK to test negative for Covid-19 no later than 72 hours prior to departure, the CDC said in a statement late Thursday.
The CDC said passengers would be required to provide airlines with documentation of their laboratory results from polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and antigen testing.
The airlines would also have to confirm that the passengers tested negative before boarding, the agency said. They would also have to prevent passengers from boarding if they refuse to take a test.
The CDC said President Donald Trump would sign the order on Friday, Christmas Day. It will come into force on Monday.
Earlier this week, the UK announced that it had: a new strain of Covid-19 that seems to be spreading faster. Dozens of Countries were quick to restrict travel from the UK. in an effort to keep the burden from getting inside its own limits.
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