Washington Post reporting US looking at much stricter testing regime for entrants

Please go off an read the article yourself – it makes depressing reading if, like me, you hope to visit the US before Christmas. The link is here.

Simply put, there is a draft public health order which the WP thinks will be signed on Thursday which would require:

  • All visitors to have a test one day before arrival, not the current three. This would make it very hard for passengers connecting on to the US to deliver an acceptable test if they left more than one day before arrival. This is regardless of vaccination status or origin.
  • All visitors are then required to quarantine for 7 days under punishment of fines.
  • Tests may be required 4 to 5 days after arrival in to the US

The WP thinks we will know more next week.