U.S. Citizens Flying Out of the Country Will Need a Negative COVID-19 Test to Return to the U.S. and Self-Quarantine

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on January 12, 2021 issued a new ruling that air passengers flying to the U.S. from a foreign country will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test (PCR or Antigen test) taken no more than three days prior to the flight. The regulation will apply to all travelers ages two and older, including U.S. citizens and international travelers and the order will go into effect on January 26, 2021.

CDC recommendations for after returning to the United States are: get re-tested in 3-5 days and self-quarantine for 7 days even with a negative test; OR, for those who opt out of testing upon their return, self-quarantine for 10 days.