On Thursday, December 2, 2021, President Biden announced
a bevy of new measures in response to the Omicron and Delta COVID variants. One of these measures was to start requiring all incoming air travelers to the United States two years of age or older to show a negative COVID test from within one day
of departure, as opposed to the previous requirement that the test had to be from within the past three days
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order
in this regard on the same day as the announcement and the order took effect at 12:01 a.m. ET (0501 GMT) today, Monday, December 6, 2021.
As under the current policy, passengers may submit evidence of recovery from COVID within 90 days in place of the COVID test.
In addition to the negative COVID test result requirement for US entry, the vaccination requirements
continue to be in effect as well.
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