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COVID-19 Test Requirements for US Entry

Date: February 3, 2021

On January 26, the United States government implemented new COVID-19 protocols for entry into the United States, including a requirement for passengers “needing to get tested no more than 3 days before traveling by air into the United States (US) and show a negative result to the airline before boarding a flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from a healthcare provider or a public health official stating that passenger is cleared to travel).”  Working crew members and deadheading Flight Attendants are exempt from this requirement.   

Also, per the CDC website, “crew members traveling for training, commuting to or from work, or for business reasons not associated with the operation of the aircraft are not exempt from the U.S. entry testing requirement. Nor are crew traveling for personal reasons, such as leisure travel.” 

If you have any questions, please contact your AFA Local Council office.


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