British Airways will require travelers to test negative for coronavirus before boarding flights bound for New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, as officials grapple with a highly contagious new strain of Covid-19 that’s spreading in the U.K.
Cuomo said at a press briefing that he also asked Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to abide by the same requirements. The airlines didn’t immediately comment.
More than two dozen countries have cut off flights or restricted access from individuals traveling from Britain because of the new strain of the virus.
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