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Avoid Visiting the UK

December 31, 2020 • 10:35 am CST
(Vax Before Travel)

Due to the new variant of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom (UK), the U.S. CDC issued an Order effective December 28, 2020, requiring all air passengers arriving in the USA from the UK to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result to the airline before boarding the flight.

This Level 4 Travel Alert issued by the CDC says 'travelers should avoid all travel to the UK, as your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19 may increase.'

However, the UK's Public Health England published Technical Briefing #2 on December 28, 2020, which concluded: 'We currently have no evidence that the variant is more likely to cause severe disease or mortality, but we are continuing investigations to understand this better.'