US imposes new air travel requirements due to Omicron variant

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The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is implementing new requirements for all air travellers to provide proof of a negative COVID antigen or a nucleic acid amplification test within 24 hours prior to departing from the last foreign departure point prior to arriving in the US.  This includes US citizens, vaccinated and unvaccinated. The new requirements take effect at 00:01 EST on Monday, December 6, 2021.  There are no exemptions for those travelling as part of a crew change in the new measures. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and other major transport organizations say that world leaders’ knee-jerk reactions to the Omicron COVID variant are putting transport workers and the global supply chain at greater risk of collapse.

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