CDC Rescinds Covid-19 Testing Order for Vacationers from China

The U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has rescinded an order from December that required vacationers to the U.S. from China current a unfavourable Covid-19 take a look at earlier than departure, the CDC introduced Friday.

The rescission takes impact for flights departing to the USA from China, Hong Kong, Macau and designated airports at or after 3 p.m. ET on March 10. Passengers now not might want to current a unfavourable Covid-19 take a look at outcome nor present documentation of restoration from Covid-19 previous to boarding, in keeping with the CDC.

The designated airports embody Seoul’s Incheon Worldwide Airport in South Korea, and Toronto Pearson Worldwide Airport and Vancouver Worldwide Airport in Canada.

The CDC additionally confirmed that it’s preserving in place the Traveler Genomic Surveillance Program, “which has performed an vital function in U.S. nationwide technique for monitoring Covid-19 by asking vacationers to volunteer to assist with early detection of recent variants.” The TGS program will proceed to watch flights from China and regional transportation hubs, in addition to flights from greater than 30 different international locations.

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