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Travelers from China must now test negative for COVID to enter the U.S.

Travelers from China must now test negative for COVID to enter the U.S.: To enter the United States, those who are of American descent but were born in another country are expected to have negative COVID test results. In spite of the fact that many medical professionals are of the opinion that the absence of a positive COVID test result would not be beneficial, the United States has mandated that all travelers entering the country from outside must have a negative result.

In spite of the widespread consensus amongst specialists that this measure won’t be of great assistance, the United States has begun mandating that all holidaymakers arriving from China be examined for indicators of COVID.



Travelers from China Must Now Test Negative for COVID to Enter the U.S.

The government of the United States recently made the announcement that in order to enter the United States after January 26, 2021, visitors coming from China would be required to have a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is responsible for the sickness COVID-19.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Who must take a test?

All travelers coming to the U.S. from China must now take a viral test (a test to detect the virus that causes COVID-19) to verify that they have a negative result before they can enter the U.S. borders.

Q: When does this rule go into effect?

This rule is effective as of January 26th, 2021.

Q: How do I take the test?

Travelers should consult with their healthcare provider or local health department to find out where they can get tested before they travel.

Q: Are there any exemptions to this rule?

Yes, some travelers may be exempt, including U.S. citizens and permanent residents, as well as some people coming to the U.S. for emergency reasons.

Q: What type of test do I need?

Travelers must take a viral test, meaning a test that detects the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).

Q: How soon before my trip do I need to take the test?

Travelers must have taken a viral test within 72 hours of their flight to the U.S.


Before they are allowed to cross into the United States from China after January 26, 2021, all passengers traveling to the United States from China will be required to undergo a viral test in order to demonstrate that they have a negative result. There may be certain exemptions to this provision, such as for citizens of the United States and permanent residents. In order for the tourists to be permitted to enter the United States, the viral test must have been completed within 72 hours of the time that they boarded their trip to the country.

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