In the United States, new restrictions on entry into the country began to take effect on December 6, due to the rapid spread of a new variant of Omicron the new rules were published on the White House website.
Starting today, passengers on any flights arriving in the United States must provide a negative test for the coronavirus, which is obtained no earlier than 24 hours before crossing the border. Until now, it was allowed to give a test taken 72 hours in advance.
However, the new rules will apply to all countries, regardless of whether travelers are vaccinated or not. The requirements apply only to air travelers.
The testing rules apply to all air travelers 2 years of age and older flying to the United States.
Similar rules will apply to unvaccinated U.S. citizens and those with residency permits.
In addition, the mask regime in planes, trains, buses and airports has been extended until March 18. Failure to wear masks could result in fines ranging from $500 to $3,000.