US says arrivals will need negative Covid-19 test

Washington (AFP) – The United States on Tuesday announced all air travelers entering the country will need a negative Covid-19 test before departure, as concerns grow over more contagious coronavirus variants. The policy takes effect on January 26 and expands an existing measure targeting Britain, where the strain known as B117 has been tied to a drastic spike in cases. Ireland, which now has the world’s highest infection rate, also announced Tuesday it was extending to all arrivals testing measures that previously applied only to travelers from the UK and South Africa. “Testing does not elimi…

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