Health Alert: U.S. Embassy London, UK

Location: United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

Event: CDC To Require Negative COVID Test From Air Travelers From United Kingdom

Effective on December 28, 2020, air passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (U.K.) must present a negative COVID test, via PCR or Antigen test, no more than 72 hours before departure from the U.K. to the United States.

Passengers are required to get a viral test (i.e., a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight from the U.K. to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (in hard copy or electronic) to the airline. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before they board. If a passenger chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.

For additional information please visit the CDC’s webpages.