U.S. To Require Negative Covid Test For Air Travelers From U.K. | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

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Major U.S. airlines are now requiring 72 hour negative PCR test before flying from the U.K., resulting in disappointment for those trying to travel for the holidays. NBC’s Matt Bradley reports. Aired on 12/25/2020.
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U.S. To Require Negative Covid Test For Air Travelers From U.K. | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

38 Comments on "U.S. To Require Negative Covid Test For Air Travelers From U.K. | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC"

  1. Diogennes theSinope | December 25, 2020 at 11:31 AM | Reply

    Special relationship in action!

  2. For something so contagious and deadly Why would all PCR testing centers be closed. That’s like saying it’s a holliday all hospitals are closing come back in a few days.

    • @Me Here They said that Heathrow can do the testing. Most hospitals can run rapid and molecular covid test. So you can’t travel for a couple days. Who cares. You’re test is good for 72 hours with traveling, so if you had your test done in advance you will really only miss a day maybe two.

    • @Me Here Must every place in your list is doing in house testing. Also the molecular test is very expensive and not being used in most cases where your just getting a test to get a test, its a rapid antigen test, a tenth the cost, only people that are I’ll and may require hospitalization are being tested with the PCR test. Also most hospitals are unless you yourself has symptoms, even if someone in your family has covid your still working.

    • @cmiller8006 I really don’t care about the travel, I’m just concerned about testing centres being closed in such a busy, critical time for testing! Is there enough capacity at the centres still open over the holidays? What’s the queue time? & quite frankly, I think travellers needing tests for that should be put at the very bottom of the queue

    • Emily Curewitz | December 25, 2020 at 3:40 PM | Reply


    • @cmiller8006 Thank you – someone with common sense . I had an antigen test and got my results in less than 24hr . Take care and all the best ..

  3. the digitalwarz | December 25, 2020 at 11:44 AM | Reply

    too little, too late.

  4. It’s primarily to make people more likely to fly. Difficult to figure that out.

  5. Tracie Chakraborty | December 25, 2020 at 12:04 PM | Reply

    the new strain has been there since Sept. meaning, it shouldn’t be a requirement for people flying from the UK. it should be the rule PERIOD!

    • Have you seen the seasonal flu lately Tracie? Our “health experts” seem to have lost it since COVID. Strangely, nobody is getting the seasonal flu any more.

    • @Me Here I take it you are being sarcastic with your comment about the U.S. managing it competently and sequencing every single case. I don’t understand your point. How do you know something that researchers in the field don’t know?

    • @jollyandwaylo I take it you’re being sarcastic in suggesting I’m from/referring to the US? & our researchers have no problem in saying everything indicates this strain evolved in the UK

    • Chico from Ph33nix | December 25, 2020 at 3:40 PM | Reply


    • @Me Here mutations are happening constantly. UK Government say they only realised the new strain was more infectious a week ago.

  6. That’s racist, the virus has rights too !!!

  7. Reminder: t’rump repeatedly said “If we don’t test, there won’t be any more cases.”
    So not sure what the TSA is trying to do here. 🤔😅😂🤣

    • He made a good point. Other country showed a low infection rate but why? Yeah we owned the testing. Other countries are just as infected they just don’t know it.

    • Random Internet User | December 25, 2020 at 10:15 PM | Reply

      @JBplus4 so your conspiracy theory is other countries are just as infected but aren’t testing? So the death rate is also some conspiracy 🤔
      So other countries aren’t reporting the increase? Or they aren’t counting?
      Will you believe any weird story or just the beyond fantasy ones?

      The amount of people required for this is untenable and therefore this is debunked

  8. Oh, so NOW the US requiring negative tests from travellers?! What’s wrong with our country?!!! 😤😠😠

  9. And before long you won’t be able to go into a store, a shop or to work. “could not buy or sell, save he that has the mark.”
    Christian haters will gladly take a future mark to “protect humanity” in the name of a hoax pandemic because they’re sheeple. When somebody finds the flu, let us people with common sense know… for some reason the seasonal flu just up and disappeared.

    • Chico from Ph33nix | December 25, 2020 at 3:39 PM | Reply

      I was telling this lady that the flu just disappeared this year.. she got an attitude and she said it is down because of the mask.. I had to walk away..

  10. Tests are 100 % bogus….


  12. MSM is the enemy.

  13. Just a thought, but how can the usa require other country’s citizens to take a test but not its own citizens? Is this usa exceptionalism at work?

  14. And remember, if you own a private jet than there is no quarantine.

    And also, where is the crowd of people that always tell me this private companies and they can do what they want?

  15. Maybe scan you for a fever … pcr test… really?

  16. Airline’s to require proof that they can run a business if they want my taxes for a their future bailouts.

  17. I can’t see many people actually wanting to go to U.S, given, the virus is out of control there? UK should stop travellers arriving from U.S……

  18. Airlines have never required a negative test 😂 they use the honor system when asking if your showing signs of being sick.

  19. See? More checkpoints it’s Corona Fear Theater. They got Corona in their countries anyways, so idk what the heck they are worried about.

  20. Three weeks or more after the highly contagious new strand of corona. Too little to late just like before.

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