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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)
Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19.
Travel to the United States
Event: Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and documentation from a licensed health care provider or public health official of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Passengers must also attest, under penalty of law, to having received a negative qualifying test result or to recovery from COVID-19 and medical clearance to travel.
See the CDC Proof of Negative Test Result page to view the order, complete the attestation, and to see FAQ’s.
Airlines must deny boarding to passengers who do not meet these requirements.
U.S. citizens in countries where adequate COVID-19 testing is not available or may not be able to satisfy the requirements, should depart immediately or prepare to be unable to return to the United States until such time as they can meet the requirements.
Actions to Take:
· Monitor the CDC website for latest guidance regarding testing requirements.
· Check with your air carrier
s or travel representative prior to departure for the United States.
· Check COVID-19 Country Specific Information updated information on COVID-19 related information including availability of testing.
· Visit travel.state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security.
· Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
· Click here for our COVID FAQs Search Tool.
· Call Italy’s 112 emergency number or 1500 if you believe you have symptoms and are currently in Italy. English speaking operators are available.
· Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the disease.
· For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
· Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information regarding foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts.
· Have a plan to depart from Italy that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
· Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
· Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Italy.
· Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions affecting travel to the U.S.
· Review the Italian National Institute of Health’s website (available only in Italian).
· Visit the Department of State’s webpage for U.S. travelers in Europe: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/travelers-with-special-considerations/schengen.html
U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy
Via Vittorio Veneto, 121
+39 06 46741
U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy
Via Principe Amadeo, 2/10
U.S. Consulate General Florence, Italy
Lungarno Vespucci, 38
U.S. Consulate General Naples, Italy§
Piazza della Repubblica
State Department – Consular Affairs
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