US-bound air travelers can use self-administered COVID tests: CDC

International travelers to the U.S. can use some self-administered COVID-19 tests to meet entry requirements, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

According to the CDC, the self-test must be a nasal swab or saliva test approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration. The test must also be supervised in real-time by a telehealth service able to confirm both a negative test and that procedures were properly followed.

CDC officials urge Americans who are traveling overseas to reconsider plans despite the new usage a self-administered COVID-19 tests.
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