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The US Will No Longer Need Covid-19 Testing for Air Travelers

By Casey June 15, 2022 (Updated June 15, 2022) 2 min. read

According to a senior administration official and a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official, the Biden administration is expected to announce Friday that the US CDC will no longer require travelers to test negative for Covid-19 before entering the US.

This change will take effect for US-bound plane travelers at midnight on Sunday, according to authorities.

As told by a senior administration official, the CDC is eliminating the limitation that the tourism industry had pushed against for months after finding it was no longer required “based on the science and data.” The CDC can evaluate the order at any moment and perhaps restore it, especially if a new variety emerges that causes worry. Since January 20, 2021, the legislation has been in effect.

According to the source, the Biden administration intends to work with airlines to guarantee a seamless transition, although the shift will likely be welcomed by most in the business.

Airlines for America chief Nick Calio, whose group recently met with White House officials, stated that travel industry officials have been extremely critical of the requirement in recent weeks and have actively urged the Biden administration to repeal it, arguing that it is having a chilling effect on an already fragile economy.

Last month, White House officials met with travel industry representatives, who urged the Biden administration to remove the requirement that immunized overseas tourists take a Coronavirus test before traveling to the United States.

Airlines for America stated that its members, which include American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Delta Air Lines, thought that removing the criteria would encourage more international visitors to visit the United States.

According to the trade association, domestic travel was within 7 percentage points of pre-pandemic norms in mid-May, while overseas travel was 14 percent below usual.

The decision was applauded by US Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow.

“Prior to the pandemic, travel was one of our nation’s largest industry exports. The lifting of this requirement will enable the industry to lead the way toward a broader US economic and jobs recovery,” Dow said in a statement.

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