REQUIREMENT FOR NEGATIVE PRE-DEPARTURE COVID-19 TEST RESULT FOR ALL AIRLINE PASSENGERS ARRIVING INTO THE UNITED STATES FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK)
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REQUIREMENT FOR NEGATIVE PRE-DEPARTURE COVID-19 TEST RESULT FOR ALL AIRLINE PASSENGERS ARRIVING INTO THE UNITED STATES FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK)

  • Published Date:

    December 25, 2020

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    English
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    Pursuant to 42 C.F.R. § 71.20 and as set forth in greater detail below, this Notice and Order prohibit the introduction into the United States of any airline passenger departing from the UK unless the passenger has a negative pre-departure test result for COVID-19. The test must be a viral test that was conducted on a specimen collected during the 3 calendar days preceding the flight’s departure (Qualifying Test). Passengers must retain written or electronic documentation reflecting the negative Qualifying Test result presented to the airline and produce such results upon request to any U.S. government official or a cooperating state or local public health authority. Pursuant to 42 C.F.R. § 71.31(b) and as set forth in greater detail below, this Notice and Order constitutes a controlled free pratique to any airline with an aircraft arriving into the United States from the UK. Pursuant to the controlled free pratique, the airline must comply with the following conditions in order to receive permission for the aircraft to enter and disembark passengers in the United States: • Airline must verify that every passenger—2 years of age or older—onboard the flight has attested to having received a negative Qualifying Test result. • Airline must confirm that every passenger onboard the aircraft has documentation reflecting a negative Qualifying Test result. This Order shall enter into effect on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 7:01 pm (EST) (12:01 am on Monday, December 28, 2020 (GMT)) and shall remain in effect until the earliest of (1) the expiration of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declaration that COVID-19 constitutes a public health emergency; (2) the CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order based on specific public health or other considerations; or (3) March 26, 2021. UK-Airline-Testing-Order_CLEAN-R3-signed-12252020-encrypted.pdf
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