U.S. to End COVID-19 Air Travel Testing Requirement

Friday, June 10, 2022

The United States will no longer require inbound international travelers to test negative for COVID-19 before entering, or re-entering, the U.S. That is according to multiple reports citing administration officials on Friday morning.

The White House is expected to make an official announcement Friday afternoon, but, according to the reports, the testing requirement will end as of Sunday at 12:01 a.m.

The news brings an end to one of the last remaining COVID-19 era travel restrictions that burdened the U.S. travel industry. The requirement had been in place since January 2021 and, even with other restrictions ending, had remained a major hurdle for Americans traveling abroad. That is despite other major countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada, all eliminating similar requirements.

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