China’s coronavirus situation continues to worsen each day with local governments reporting hundreds of thousands of new infections.
In response, the Biden administration has announced that travelers to the U.S. from China will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test beginning January 5.
From the New York Times:
The announcement, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, came amid growing concern over a surge of cases in China and the country’s lack of transparency about the outbreak there.
C.D.C. officials said the requirement for testing will apply to air passengers regardless of their nationality and vaccination status.
It will also apply to travelers from China who enter the United States through a third country, and to those who connect through the United States to other destinations.
Read the full report here.
Breaking News: The U.S. will require negative Covid-19 tests for travelers from China, Hong Kong and Macau. The announcement comes amid growing concern over a surge of cases in China and the country’s lack of transparency.https://t.co/pchN2zGSXY
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