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Americans Urged To Return Home by January 26, Or Face New COVID-19 Restrictions

by Staff Writer

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) is advising Americans living in countries where adequate COVID-19 testing is not available or may not be able to satisfy the requirements should depart immediately or prepare to be unable to return to the United States until such time as they can meet the requirements.

A statement from the US Embassy in Bridgetown states “the more infectious strains of the viral illness being discovered in South Africa, Britain, and just days ago in Brazil, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a new order giving Americans until January 26 to return home, or be faced with new COVID-19 restrictions, or be barred from returning.”

WINN understands that Barbados does not provide test results for the coronavirus within 72 hours, at the moment.

The CDC states on its website that “… effective January 26, 2021, all air passengers traveling to the United States from a foreign country, including U.S. citizens, must present either proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers before they board.”

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