SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The CDC’s new order requiring worldwide passengers coming into the U.S. to have a unfavorable COVID-19 check follows guidelines already in place in different international locations.
“That is truly good for worldwide journey, as a result of it might, when the time is correct, encourage extra individuals to think about visiting the US,” says Henry Harteveldt, a journey trade analyst for Environment Analysis Group.
In an announcement, the CDC’s director, Robert R. Redfield, M.D. stated, “Testing doesn’t eradicate all danger, however when mixed with a interval of staying at dwelling and on a regular basis precautions like carrying masks and social distancing, it may make journey safer, more healthy, and extra accountable by decreasing unfold on planes, in airports, and at locations.”
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At SFO, ABC7found a number of passengers already selecting to get examined earlier than touring.
“I needed to make a COVID check 72 hours earlier than departure,” stated Paul Rybinski, who stated the corporate he works for required the check.
“It was truly fairly easy for us, we simply got here from a global flight and we had no downside getting a COVID check ,” stated Trask Court docket, who was touring from Istanbul along with his household.
“It is all for everybody’s security, I believe that needs to be customary,” stated Taulib Ikharo.
One passenger stated he does not suppose the brand new order is sensible.
“I am not fairly certain in regards to the unfavorable check, I believe the well being questionnaire might be a lot. The testing facility may get overwhelmed.”
Harteveldt says whereas he believes the CDC order is the proper transfer, it may damage the journey trade much more.
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“The danger, nevertheless, is that Individuals who’re considering of touring overseas might imagine twice, as a result of in the event that they should get a check to show their COVID standing earlier than returning, they might say, you already know what, I do not need to try this. I am going to simply journey someplace throughout the US as an alternative.”
His recommendation to fellow vacationers, do much more analysis than traditional.
“So for anybody contemplating a global journey, earlier than you go, I’d encourage you to discover choices to get the check earlier than you come back. If you cannot discover it, you might need to rethink your journey plans,” he added.
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