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CDC recommends pre-travel COVID-19 tests: 'Close to the time of departure'
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While face masks aren’t mandatory on public transportation or in related transportation hubs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends COVID-19 testing before travel.
The national health agency suggests people "consider" getting a viral test – laboratory, rapid point-of-care or self-tests – done "as close to the time of departure as possible," so travelers will know if they have a "current" coronavirus infection before they depart.
These tests, if completed by a concerned party, should be done no more than three days before travel, according to the CDC.
Although pre-travel testing isn’t mandated on most forms of domestic transportation, the CDC’s guidance has been updated at a time when coronavirus infections are on the rise in the U.S.
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