What happens if I test positive for Covid before my flight home?
Regardless of your vaccination status, you must test negative for Covid-19 within 72 hours of boarding a flight to the U.S. If you test positive, you cannot re-enter the U.S. until you test negative again, however long that takes.
How long should I self-quarantine if I was exposed to COVID-19?
Persons with positive results should remain in isolation until they have met the criteria for discontinuing isolation. Persons with negative results should remain in quarantine for 14 days unless other guidance is given by the local, tribal, or territorial public health authority.
Do I need to quarantine for COVID-19 after a positive screening test?
If a person tests positive on a screening test and is referred for a confirmatory test, they should quarantine until they receive the results of their confirmatory test. For guidance on quarantine and testing of fully vaccinated people, please visit Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.
Do I need a COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to the United States?
If traveling internationally, you must get a COVID-19 test no more than 3 days before you return by air to the United States. You are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States.
Can an airline deny boarding a passenger if they don’t have a negative COVID-19 test?
Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.
Who is considered a close contact to someone with COVID-19?
Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for at least a period of 10 minutes or having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case. However, it depends on the exposure level and setting.
How long does it take for symptoms of COVID-19 to appear after exposure?
Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.