CDC to require COVID-19 tests for all air passengers entering US

Starting Jan. 26, any person flying into the United States must provide a negative result before entering the country, according to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.
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Transcript for CDC to require COVID-19 tests for all air passengers entering US
The new push to try keep code affected passengers from flying to you to the United States. Our transportation correspondent deal Benitez joins us from Newark Airport would more on a CDC's new guidelines good morning deal. Hey Michael good morning few yet the CDC is now saying that anyone flying into the US must first test negative for covic. Even Americans for returning home now this is going to start in just about two weeks on January 26. All passengers flying into the country must get tested no more than three days before they travel. And again this applies to everyone regardless of citizenship or their vaccination status. Now listen this comes at a time when US airlines are scrambling to add direct flights to warm destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean lots of people are still traveling. Beach and ski destination seeing the most traffic of this winter silicon. In just about two weeks international travelers will have to show that negative test to the airline and if not the CDC is telling airlines. Do not let them know. In my teeth in GI million Lattimore there the pretty significant rise in travelers being banned. By airlines for not wearing masks. Yeah Michael you've probably seen all of these videos all over social media this weekend won't take a look at this because I'll right now denied this telling us that they have banned sixty people last week the loan that is the highest number we've seen for any week. Alaska Airlines. Fourteen passengers on a single flight in all we're looking at more than 2000 passengers band. A cross US airlines. While fourteen on things like all right thank you so much GOP.

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