International Travelers Will Have to Quarantine Upon Arrival to US
President Biden on Thursday signed an executive order for international travelers to quarantine for seven days after arriving in the United States. The White House said the order backs up Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The executive order is in addition to the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to get into the country.
The CDC recently released a new mandate requiring international travelers to get a negative coronavirus test at least three days before their flight. The mandate will go into effect Tuesday. January 26.
The administration also signaled that U.S. agencies will hold talks with Canada and Mexico about COVID-19 protocols at ports of entry to the country. “The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of HHS, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of CDC, shall immediately commence diplomatic outreach to the governments of Canada and Mexico regarding public health protocols for land ports of entry,” the order states.