Huge Covid Restrictions Coming Up on International Air Travel

Mish

The CDC is set to require a negative test on inbound international flights to the US.

Proof of Negative Test 

New CDC Guidelines Require Proof of Negative Test on inbound international flights. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered that all travelers flying to the U.S. from abroad will have to show proof of negative Covid-19 tests before boarding their flight starting Jan. 26. The CDC said preflight testing is necessary as Covid-19 cases continue to soar and more-contagious strains of the virus emerge around the world. President Biden signed an executive order on Jan. 21 affirming the new testing requirements and directing agencies to consider additional travel-safety measures.

  • Who It Affects: The order applies to everyone traveling to the U.S. on international flights, including U.S. citizens. You will need to show negative test results even if you are flying on a private jet or charter flight. There are exceptions for children under age 2, airline crews and federal law-enforcement agents and members of the military traveling for duty.
  • Countries Covered: Every country except U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico.
  • When: This starts January 26.  People arriving from the United Kingdom already have been subject to similar testing requirements that went into effect in December, following the emergence of a new coronavirus strain there.
  • Procedure: U.S.-bound air travelers must get tested no more than three days before flying and bring written or electronic proof of the results. Airlines can accept both PCR and rapid antigen tests. The CDC has said home diagnostic kits that are analyzed in a lab should qualify, if the kits have been approved by national health authorities.
  • Vaccinations Don't Count: A vaccination does not negate the need for a test.
  • Those Who Had Covid: If you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past three months but no longer have symptoms, the CDC doesn’t recommend getting tested again. If you are in this group and have met the criteria to end isolation, the CDC says you can travel as long as you have written permission from a health-care provider or public-health official. Bring your positive test result and the doctor’s letter to show the airline in lieu of a negative test result.
  • CDC Recommendations: The CDC recommends people get a second test three to five days after travel and stay home for seven days (or 10 days without a second test). Testing on its own isn’t a substitute for social distancing and wearing face masks, CDC officials said.

This is going to kill international travel. 

Mish

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Eddie_T
Eddie_T

A year ago it’d done more good with less disruption, ultimately.....barn now locked, horse long gone.

Ziad
Ziad

I wonder why they won't accept vaccination? It kind of suggests a lack if confidence in the vaccine they want everyone to get. Also, what do they do with US citizens with a positive result? They can't return home? Is a foreign country now stuck with dealing with US citizen Covid positive individuals?

caradoc-again
caradoc-again

Jet fuel demand already down, now heading into the toilet.
The whole aerospace supply chain in suspended animation and will re-open to a different landscape when it does finally re-open. Replacement cycle extended and anyone billing of flight miles or flightvhours is screwed if they have no insurance.

Nasty Edwin
Nasty Edwin

I just canceled my trip to Mexico scheduled for March

Jojo
Jojo

Ha ha ha. A quick Google search turns up this #1 hit:

November 21, 2020
With COVID-19 Testing Needed for Travel, Fake Negative COVID-19 Tests Emerge as a Problem

Sechel
Sechel

Like why wasn't this done during the Trump administration? By the way Israel just shut its airport for a week to give more time to vaccinate its population which is proceeding quicky, a benefit of having a national health system

Sechel
Sechel

It sounds like we need to start doing genome testing on the virus now that we're worried about variants

goldguy
goldguy

A few million more jobs down the shitter...oh well, jo and ho are doing such a swell job, and only been in office less than a week.

JoeJohnson
JoeJohnson

Bullish for stocks as Fed will have to expand eligible debt to be monetized to support the Biden economy. Stock market is the economy now.

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

If it’s Boeing I’m not going.

Frilton Miedman
Frilton Miedman

"The order applies to everyone traveling to the U.S. on international flights, including U.S. citizens."

This was the mistake made 10 months ago, a travel ban on China that did nothing to test/quarantine U.S. citizens coming in.

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

“ This is going to kill international travel. ”

I think international travel has been dead a while now. In 2020, had corona not existed I would have traveled to London, Tokyo, Hawaii, and The Netherlands.

None of those trips happened and I have only been to the city next door via car. Most big firms still have a travel ban for international or domestic. Most big firms also have pushed reopening offices into end of Q1 at earliest or not at all.

I hope we see the end of the tunnel at the end of the year but when you consider on a drop in the ocean of people have been infected, much less vaccinated, it doesnt look good.

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

The rapid tests are less accurate. COVID cases will enter the US without a passport.

ohno
ohno

I haven't flown since the tsa came about and want nothing to do with airports. I'm still convinced this corona crap and lockdowns are totally overblown.

JONZDOG
JONZDOG

Really illustrates what the government insiders think of Covid vaccinated people. Does it work

Johnson1
Johnson1

From Goldman Sachs on the stock Market. They say it is highly valued but:

Today’s market also lacks the extreme investor leverage that is typical of bubbles. Due in large part to fiscal stimulus, US household disposable income growth was strong in 2020, and the outlook remains positive with further stimulus likely on the way. Excess savings remain elevated and the aggregate US household debt service ratio is nearly the lowest in at least 40 years. As a result, the strong recent inflows to US equities have apparently been funded by cash rather than leverage. While US margin debt has certainly risen in recent months, it currently registers a smaller share of market cap than it has as recently as during 2017-2018. And money market fund assets remain elevated after large inflows in 2020.

goldguy
goldguy

You can blame trump all you want, but you cannot get over the fact that joe just flushed millions of jobs down the toilet...ON PURPOSE!!!

Realist
Realist

Perhaps airlines could convert a few more passenger planes to package delivery for higher value shipments. There is currently so much demand for shipments out of Asia, and in particular China, that there is a shortage of shipping containers, and container rates have gone up 300%. I imagine this might have something to do with the rapid increase in parcel delivery from online purchases.

bonaventdeus
bonaventdeus

This is a situation that is out of control Covid-19 and his new cepas are something dangerous for all around the world i think we need more measures to stop the virus and his new cepas, the way we can do that is using technology and staying at homem i know is something difficult to do we all have works, plans but at the moment is something necessary... cryptocurrencies are a business that have been important for a while and it could be a good solution in this hard moment because they are considered social distance best friend! https://www.mintme.com/news/cryptocurrencies-social-distance-best-friend

FromBrussels
FromBrussels

I am facing a dilemma at present, I d be grateful for your opinion. My dementia suffering mom is in a nursing home, she caught covid in december without serious symptons, (1 week hospitalised because she wouldn't eat) she has now recovered and is doing fine. I was asked today if I agreed with my mother getting the Pfizer jab this week. Personally I have serious doubts as far as the vaccination hype is concerned, so I definitely will refuse mine....What am I going to decide for my mom? I have no siblings to help me out, and most people I know, brainwashed (again) by the media, seem to be irrationally jubilant about vaccination perspectives. Thanks for your input.

1Roseburgman
1Roseburgman

Of course we were told that this Coronavirus, like all Coronaviruses, is a seasonal phenom. That we might possibly see later in the year (2020) a lesser rebound. Nevertheless, not to worry. The economy can withstand 3-6 months of shut down.


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