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.

NOTICE: 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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