Like Nigeria, American Government To Require COVID Test For All Inbound International Passengers

BEVERLY HILLS, January 12, (THEWILL) – The United States government will issue an order Tuesday requiring all inbound international airline passengers, including US citizens, to show proof of negative COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to the country.

The US Center for Disease Control, NCDC, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, is expected to announce the order following weeks of discussions amongst federal agencies and the White House Coronavirus taskforce.

THEWILL writes that Nigeria started implementing a similar policy last year when it reopened its major international airports in the aftermath of the coronavirus lockdown.

The US government had previously issued an order mandating all travellers from Britain to show a negative test due to the highly infectious strain of the virus in that country.