CDC Giving Out Free COVID-19 Test Kits at Several Airports
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is distributing free COVID-19 home test kits to international travelers, the agency revealed on Thursday.
These free kits are being handed out at Minneapolis-St Paul, Miami and Chicago O’Hare for now. Dallas-Fort Worth is next on the list and the CDC plans to add four additional unidentified international airports to its pilot program in the coming weeks, Reuters reports.
New entry requirement for international travelers took effect on Dec. 6. People flying to the United States need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test within one day of travel, regardless of their vaccination status or country of departure. The CDC also encourages international air travelers to get a new COVID-19 test upon arriving in the United States. However that additional test is not mandatory.
The White House also banned nearly all foreign nationals from entering the United States from eight southern African countries over fears of the spread of the Omicron variant.
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