(CNN) — The US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention is just not recommending a Covid-19 testing requirement earlier than home air journey, the CDC tells CNN.
“Right now, CDC is just not recommending required level of departure testing for home journey,” based on a CDC assertion despatched to CNN Friday evening. “As a part of our shut monitoring of the pandemic, particularly the continued unfold of variants, we’ll proceed to overview public well being choices for holding and mitigating unfold of COVID-19 within the journey house.”
The CDC added that it doesn’t advocate that individuals journey at the moment.
“If somebody should journey, they need to get examined with a viral take a look at 1-3 days earlier than the journey,” the company stated. “After journey, getting examined with a viral take a look at 3-5 days post-travel and staying house and self-quarantining for 7 days, even when take a look at outcomes are adverse, is a really helpful public well being measure to scale back danger.”
The steerage comes after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stated in an interview Sunday with Axios on HBO that the Division of Transportation and the CDC have been contemplating requiring a adverse Covid-19 take a look at for any passengers on home flights.
The White Home met with airline executives on Friday amid trade uproar over the potential for testing home vacationers for the coronavirus, sources inform CNN.
The airways have been financially crippled by the pandemic and are cautious of recent journey restrictions that might trigger additional difficulties.