Party like it’s 2020, what’s old is new again.
Effective 1/5/23, the Biden Administration is reintroducing COVID testing requirements on passengers flying from China to the US, including connecting flights from China to the US. This also includes travel from Hong Kong and Macau.
A PCR or monitored antigen test will be required within 2 days before travel to the US for all passengers 2 and older.
The US blames the lack of transparency into China’s soaring COVID numbers and variants during China’s reopening, which is finally happening some 3 years after COVID began in China.
It may feel like it has been a long time, but many countries, including Israel, were still closed to foreign nationals at the beginning of this year.
Do you think this will set off additional rounds of testing requirements and closures around the world?