CDC clarifying test requirements

Old Apr 10th, 2021, 07:24 AM
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CDC clarifying test requirements

Here are the CDCís clarifying testing requirements for return travel to the USThe guidelines, which clarify existing CDC policies, state that travelers who present a negative COVID-19 test are subject to meeting five requirements:
  • The test must be a viral test, such as a nucleic acid amplification (NAAT) or antigen.
  • The test must be negative.
  • The test must also include where the test was performed and the name and contact information for the lab or healthcare provider who performed the test.
  • The test must be collected three days or less before flight departure to the U.S.
  • The test must include information that identifies the person and must have the personís name and at least one additional identifier such as date of birth, age, and passport number.

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A LOT can happen to someone in three days.
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Old Apr 14th, 2021, 05:17 AM
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A LOT can happen to someone in three days.

I assume the thinking is that if someone was negative on day zero, they won't be infectious on day three in the plane. I further assume quarantine on arrival for the rest of the incubation period of a theoretical infection after the negative pre-flight test.

For better safety, don't travel unvaccinated.
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