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U.S. to require COVID-19 tests for airline passengers from U.K.
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U.S. to require COVID-19 tests for airline passengers from U.K.

Passengers will have to show they've tested negative within 3 days of boarding, to try to keep new virus variant out of U.S.

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Atlanta — The United States will require airline passengers from Britain to get a negative COVID-19 test before their flight, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Thursday. That makes the U.S. the latest country to announce new travel restrictions because of a new variant of the coronavirus that is spreading in Britain.

Airline passengers from the United Kingdom will have to get negative COVID-19 tests within three days of their trip and provide the results to the airline they intend to use, the CDC said in a statement. The agency said the order will be signed Friday and go into effect on Monday.

Airlines must deny boarding to any passenger who doesn't get a test, the CDC said.