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COVID-19 testing requirement for international travelers to end-US

Terminal D at Philadelphia International Airport Mar. 22, 2021, as PHL and its biggest carrier, American Airlines, receive new stimulus funding, one year into the pandemic.

The US will no longer need international travellers to have evidence of a negative Covid-19 test before entering the country.

A senior administration official and a US Centers For Disease Control and Prevention official said they were dropping the requirement due to the “tremendous progress” the country had made in the fight against coronavirus.
The change comes into effect on Sunday, June 12.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will re-evaluate the policy in 90 days.

The administration said it would “not hesitate to act” to reinstate the rule should new variants make officials believe it is necessary.

“We are able to take this step because of the tremendous progress we’ve made in our fight against the virus: We have made lifesaving vaccines and treatments widely available and these tools are working to prevent serious illness and death, and are effective against the prevalent variants circulating in the US and around the world,” a senior official told reporters.


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