US to require negative virus test for UK arrivals

Washington (AFP) – US authorities announced Thursday that passengers arriving on flights from the United Kingdom will need to test negative for coronavirus before departure, the latest restriction imposed due to a new Covid-19 variant. News of the strain, believed to be more transmissible, led to nations around the world closing their borders to travelers from the UK. The new rule takes effect Monday and requires a negative test within 72 hours of departure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement. “This additional testing requirement will fortify our protection of t…

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