The White House is considering the Covid test requirement for travel in the UK

The talks come amid the discovery of a new variant of coronavirus discovered in the UK and as a number of countries have suspended the trip. U.S. public health officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, have said they do not believe the situation currently justifies suspending travel in the UK.

Officials discussed the possible requirement at a meeting of the coronavirus working group, and officials are expected to present the option to President Donald Trump by Tuesday, officials said.

Three airlines have already agreed to apply a similar agreement with New York for flights arriving in that state.

The requirement discussed at the White House would require passengers traveling from the UK to the US to present proof of a negative coronavirus test administered within 48 or 72 hours of arrival in the US.

Devin O’Malley, a spokesman for Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the coronavirus working group, declined to comment on the talks.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held an emergency meeting with ministers on Monday, after fears of a new coronavirus variant led to the chaotic closure of the border and saw British travelers taken from dozens of countries in Europe and around the world.

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Delta Air Lines have agreed to test all passengers for Covid-19 before entering New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday night.