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Covid test to return to the US

Clare, Michigan
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Covid test to return to the US

Our daughter and her family of four are vacationing in Puerto Rico and she wondered if there is a required negative Covid-19 test to return to the US. They were told that they needed this but everything they have read indicates that they do not need it.

Does anyone have/know where to find this information. Thanks in advance.


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New York City, New...
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1. Re: Covid test to return to the US

The CDC regulations state that no Covid test required if traveling between U.S. states and territories. PR is a domestic flight as its part of the U.S.

Your daughter should check the CDC traveler requirements as well as those of the state she is returning to as the state might have a different requirement. Also, check with the airline to see what they require

Westchester County...
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2. Re: Covid test to return to the US

Tests are not required. Some states, like NY, have a kinda, sorta, voluntary thing, but to my knowledge there are no states that require them and there is NO Federal requirement.

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3. Re: Covid test to return to the US

When are they leaving the US??

Their home state might have rules they should look into

New York
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4. Re: Covid test to return to the US

@WTPA My boss just returned to NYC and as much as I told him he didn't need a test he got one and according to him when he showed it was told he didn't need to quarantine

Saint Paul...
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5. Re: Covid test to return to the US

We did not need a test to return to the mainland US. We were there about two weeks ago. No health checks or anything to check in, get on the plane or after landing.

King of Prussia...
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6. Re: Covid test to return to the US

She should check her state's requirements because some states do "require" a test (though it is not enforced).

Frederick, Maryland
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7. Re: Covid test to return to the US

You don’t need a covid test to return to the mainland. I do test every time I return before I work again here just to be safe but it isn’t required.

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