The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced new COVID-19 restrictions for travelers from China to the US.
These restrictions will be effective after midnight on January 5th.The requirements apply to all airline passengers 2 years or older, regardless of vaccination status.
Passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 2 days of departure.
The restrictions apply to direct flights from China to the US, as well as those that stop in certain
airports en route.
Passengers may present a negative PCR or antigen test, or documentation of recent recovery from COVID-19, as evidence of their status.
The CDC implemented these restrictions due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in China and concerns about the Chinese government's reporting of data about the virus.
The affected airports are Incheon International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport.
The CDC will continue to monitor the situation and may adjust these requirements as necessary.
These restrictions apply to all passengers 2 years or older, regardless of vaccination status.