The United States announces an easier entry measure for international travelers
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that international travelers heading to the United States can use some Covid-19 self-checks to meet entry requirements.
And last January, the American centers required all travelers to submit test results that prove they are free of the virus 3 days before arrival, or that they have recovered from infection.
The "Airlines for America" trade union praised the decision of the US Centers for Disease Control to "allow controlled home examinations approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for international travelers entering the United States. This is an encouraging step in facilitating international travel."
Earlier, the Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walinsky, said in a rare positive statement, since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the United States: "We are not out of the impasse yet, but we may be very close."
Walinsky added that some of the scenarios studied by the agency predicted a sharp decline in new cases by July 2021, explaining that "the models, which once provided really bleak news, now provide reasons that make us very optimistic about what the summer might bring."
But reaching a life close to the pre-pandemic atmosphere requires the continuation of the vaccination campaign, and the commitment of the population to basic public health precautions, according to Walinsky.
After weeks of Covid-19 patients flooding emergency rooms in Michigan, which was the worst outbreak of the virus in the United States, cases requiring hospitalization began to decline finally.
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