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MAE clarifications: The United States requires a negative COVID-19 test and 7-day isolation

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that the US authorities have announced new measures on the conditions of entry into the territory of the United States of America, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new measures will enter into force on January 26, 2021.

Thus, according to information publicly released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), All persons arriving in the United States by air must present a test with a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 virus on board or a document stating that the persons concerned were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, being currently healed.

The United States requires a negative COVID-19 test and 7-day isolation

The test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection must be performed no later than 72 hours (3 days) prior to arrival in the United States., being accepted both molecular tests as well as antigen tests, and the document certifying the negative test result must be submitted in printed format.

Representatives of the airlines will not allow the embarkation of persons who refuse to present the documents requested by the US authorities.

The measure applies to all people over the age of 2, including US citizens, permanent residents and citizens in transit.

At the same time, the MFA states that the US federal authorities recommend that persons entering the United States of America be tested after a period of 3 to 5 days after arrival and to remain in self-isolation at home / residence, for a period of 7 days from the moment of entering the US territory.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reminds that Romanian citizens can travel to the United States of America, based on the visas held, the period of stay being regulated by the type of visa and the quality in which the trip is made. At the same time, the MFA recommends checking the possible restrictions applicable to travel, depending on the states transited to the United States of America, available on the website of the US State Department: www.travel.state.gov, as well as with the airline operating the flight, in order to obtain the latest information.

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