COVID-19 test required for UK passengers to US

Starting Monday, all passengers traveling to the US from the UK will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure.
This comes from a statement released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, amid concerns about a new variant of the coronavirus that may be more transmissible.
The decision was a postponement from the White House's disclosure to the airlines on Tuesday that they were not planning to implement the test requirement, but on Thursday the airlines United and Delta had announced that they would receive a negative COVID-19 within 72 hours. Test would require passengers arriving in the US from the UK
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The British embassy in Washington did not respond immediately.
The CDC's announcement follows the launch of a new variant of COVID-19 in the UK, which has led over 40 countries to ban UK passengers from entering the country.
The order is signed on Friday and takes effect on Monday.
Video transcript
- As of Monday, all passengers arriving from the UK to the US must have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure. This comes from a statement released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, amid concerns about a new variant of the coronavirus that may be more transmissible.
The decision was a postponement from disclosing Tuesday's White House to airlines that they were not planning to implement the testing requirement. But on Thursday the airlines United and Delta had already announced that they would need a negative Covid-19 test for passengers coming from the UK to the US within 72 hours. The British embassy in Washington did not respond immediately.
The CDC's announcement follows the emergence of a new variant of Covid-19 in the UK, which has led over 40 countries to ban British passengers from entering the country. The order is signed on Friday and takes effect on Monday.

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