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.
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.