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N.J. demands COVID tests from British travelers amid fear of new strain

N.J. demands COVID tests from British travelers amid fear of new strain
Starting Monday, all United Airlines customers regardless of nationality will have to present negative COVID-19 tests upon arrival at Newark Airport obtained within 72 hours of departure from the U.K., Murphy said in a statement.

Phil Murphy announced Thursday, following New York’s lead amid concern over a highly infectious COVID-19 strain that’s wreaking havoc across the pond.A passenger wearing a face mask collects his luggage at LaGuardia Airport, Saturday, March 21, 2020, in New York.In lieu of an outright ban, Cuomo earlier this week convinced Virgin, British Airways and Delta to also require their British passengers to present negative coronavirus tests before traveling to New York.Most Read “I’m only a governor, but I will do anything I can to protect the people of the state of New York,” Cuomo said during a press briefing from Albany on Monday.

, Murphy said in a statement.“As we continue to experience a second wave of COVID-19 cases, it’s critical that we take any and all precaution to mitigate the potential for further transmission,” Murphy said.

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