• The US will require a negative COVID-19 test from international travelers starting January 26

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Passengers in a Dulles International airport terminal on December 27, 2020.
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    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin requiring negative COVID-19 tests from all travelers entering the US starting January 26.
    International travelers must provide proof of COVID-19 recovery or present a negative COVID-19 test in order to board the plane.
    "Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19," the CDC said in an email statement sent to Insider. "This strategy is consistent with the...
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  • A COVID-19 test result means nothing if you don't isolate before and after

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

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    You should self-isolate for 5 to 7 days before getting tested for COVID-19 and stay home until you get your results.
    That might require quarantining after a possible exposure or planning ahead before traveling.
    Testing too early, or seeing people while you wait to get tested, means your results won't catch your most recent exposures.
    Going out into the world before you get your results back could also invalidate a negative test.
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    If a coronavirus test provides a snapshot of your viral load at a given moment in time, isolating before...
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