CDC Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19
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January 12 the CDC issued and order requiring all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. 

It goes on to say this also includes private and general aviation flights.  Who is responsible for enforcing this for GA?  Will it be done by the pilot? US Customs? or the returning FBO?

Thank you.
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Ronald,  Here you go.  It was only a matter of time.

Migrants in Texas who tested positive for COVID reportedly released (nypost.com)


AOPA,
It seems non-citizens are allowed into the US testing positive.   But for me, a US citizen, to fly my own plane into the US I have to provide a negative test.  What are you doing to address pilots being treated as second class citizens?
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is aopa doing anything to prevent aviation from being singled out.?
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John:

I think you've got some political issues here, not aviation, and I believe the right place to take those is your Congressional delegation, not this site.

Ron
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Ronald Levy:
John Memmer:
Why is private general aviation being singled out?
It isn't. Covers all aircraft including the airlines, charter, etc., not just private GA.

All aviation  is being singled out.  You can drive, boat or walk across the boarder with no test.

The Administration announced  25,ooo "asylum - seekers" allowed across the boarder.   Previously they were required to stay in Mexico while claims were vetted and approved.  They are not required to show a negative test.
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John Memmer:
Why is private general aviation being singled out?
It isn't. Covers all aircraft including the airlines, charter, etc., not just private GA.
John Memmer:
Illegal aliens are being set free within the US with no COVID test. 
I don't think any illegal aliens are being "set free" by any governmental agency. Do you have a source to say that CBP, TSA or any other agency is doing that? Otherwise, I'd suggest this portion of your post is false information and should be removed.  Of course, people may be illegally sneaking into the country without a COVID test, but that isn't being "set free".
John Memmer:
What happens when a US citizen shows up at CBP without negative test? 
IIRC, they get quarantined for like 10 days or until they're tested negative -- at their own expense. Maybe fined, too, or even jailed -- not sure about those criminal law aspects. Of course, without proof of that test, the airline won't let them even board the flight (probably the same for 121/135 charter operators, too), so that's mainly an issue for non-commercial operations.
John Memmer:
Can a US citizen be denied entry to the US? 
I'm reasonably sure without asking an attorney or CBP that yes, that the law provides circumstances when a US citizen may be denied entry to the US.
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Why is private general aviation being singled out?  I can drive or boat across the US boarder with no "papers" showing negative test.  Illegal aliens are being set free within the US with no COVID test.  What happens when a US citizen shows up at CBP without negative test?  Can a US citizen be denied entry to the US?