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Biden Admin Considering Stricter COVID-19 Testing For All Travelers to U.S., Including Returning Americans: Report

Added 12-01-21 09:04:02am EST - “Officials are also considering a proposal to require all travelers to quarantine for seven days, even if they test negative.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “Biden Admin Considering Stricter COVID-19 Testing For All Travelers to U.S., Including Returning Americans: Report | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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The Biden administration is expected to announce stricter COVID-19 testing requirements for all travelers entering the U.S. on Thursday, including returning Americans, according to a new report.

Three federal health officials reportedly told the Washington Post the administration is readying stricter testing requirements amid concern over the new Omicron variant. The new guidance would require everyone entering the U.S. to be tested one day before boarding flights, regardless of vaccination status or country of departure.

Officials are also weighing a requirement that all travelers get retested within three to five days of arrival, as well as a proposal to require all travelers to self-quarantine for seven days, even if they test negative.

While the two testing measures are included in a draft public health order written by the CDC that is currently under review by officials at the White House and the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, the self-quarantine requirements are not included in the draft. However, a self-quarantine measure could be added later, officials told the paper.

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