President Joe Biden ends Covid-19 testing requirement to enter the United States
The Biden administration is lifting the Covid-19 testing requirement for international travelers boarding
a flight into the United States, ending one of the nation’s last travel
restrictions and longest-running government mandates of the pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday (June 10)
that the change will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Sunday (June 12).
“CDC has determined that travelers have access to tools (e.g., vaccines, therapeutics,
and recommended prevention measures) and guidance that allow travelers to make
informed choices about the use of pre-departure testing and other prevention measures,” the health agency said.
Airlines, international travel partners, the rest of the travel industry, as well as scientists and lawmakers