If you have been hesitant to travel due to the Covid-19 testing requirement, this is the news you’ve been waiting for! While many countries had dropped testing requirements for visitors, residents and visitors entering The United States by air still needed to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours before their flight to the U.S. That requirement will be lifted as of 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Sunday, CDC officials announced Friday, June 10th. As of that time, there will be no testing required to enter the country.
“The Biden administration is to be commended for this action, which will welcome back visitors from around the world and accelerate the recovery of the U.S. travel industry,” Roger Dow, president of the U.S. Travel Association said in a statement. “International inbound travel is vitally important to businesses and workers across the country who have struggled to regain losses from this valuable sector.”
The CDC will reassess the change in 90 days, and make a final recommendation for the federal government to either reinstate the testing requirement or do away with it permanently.
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