Do I need a COVID-19 test to fly?

Travel requirements and restrictions imposed by countries, states, and local jurisdictions are highly fluid on a destination-by-destination basis due to COVID-19. Many states and countries are requesting or requiring COVID-19 testing prior to travel.

Whether or not you need a COVID-19 test to fly will depend largely on your origin and destination — and as this global health crisis progresses, the methods for screening and testing travelers will likely evolve in kind. In some instances, travelers may be required to submit to on-site COVID-19 testing before boarding an airplane. In other instances, negative results may be required before you can enter a country, or leave the airport.

Contact your airline and / or your destination authorities to determine the requirements for travel.


Effective January 26, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S.  citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure​, or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recent recovery for all passengers prior to boarding. ​Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.


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