US President Joe Biden has tested negative for COVID-19 after White House press secretary Jen Psaki tested positive to the virus.

A White House spokesperson said Mr Biden took a PCR test as part of entry requirements ahead of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ms Psaki tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, and said at the time that she had last seen Mr Biden, 78, the previous Tuesday.

They were more than 1.5 metres apart and wearing masks.

Ms Psaki is experiencing mild symptoms.

Mr Biden is tested frequently and had already tested negative on Saturday, according to the White House.

Ms Psaki, who is fully vaccinated, said she was only exhibiting mild symptoms.(AP: Evan Vucci)

Ms Psaki had planned to accompany Mr Biden on his current overseas trip, which included a G20 meeting in Rome ahead of the Glasgow climate talks.

But she pulled out after members of her household tested positive for COVID-19.

Mr Biden received his COVID-19 booster in September, shortly after federal regulators approved the third dose for many Americans.

White House staff and others travelling with Mr Biden have been undergoing daily tests for COVID-19 since before departing Washington. All of them are fully vaccinated.

Many officials have also received booster shots, due to the close-quarters environment and frequent travel associated with their work.

Reuters/AP



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