CDC says it is not recommending mandatory COVID-test for domestic travels


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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is not recommending a COVID-19 testing requirement before domestic air travel.

The CDC said, "As part of our close monitoring of the pandemic, in particular the continued spread of variants, we will continue to review public health options for containing and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the travel space." CNN reports, CDC added that it does not recommend that people travel at this time.

"If someone must travel, they should get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before the trip," CNN quotes CDC's statement "After travel, getting tested with a viral test 3-5 days post-travel and staying home and self-quarantining for 7 days, even if test results are negative, is a recommended public health measure to reduce risk."

The guidance comes after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in an interview Sunday with Axios on HBO that the Department of Transportation and the CDC was considering requiring a negative Covid-19 test for any passengers on domestic flights.

Publish : 2021-02-14 15:09:00

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