COVID 19 update

No More Covid-19 testing required for Arrivals in USA

In past, the COVID rules and restrictions were strict and travelers who were fully vaccinated needed to show proof of a negative test within three days of travel on the other hand unvaccinated people had to show proof within one day of travel.

But, after the omicron variant came into action in November 2021, there were more restrictions for air passengers. All travelers have to test within a day of travel to the U.S., regardless of vaccination status.

The requirement for a negative COVID-19 test before flying to U.S.A is the most obvious remaining U.S. travel restriction of the pandemic era.

Now there are some changes in the testing requirements for passengers. There are no restrictions for nonessential travel from dozens of countries, including Europe, China, Brazil, South Africa, India, and Iran.

After the announcement of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, air travelers need to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before entering the United States.

Now international travelers to the USA have to show the proof of vaccination only and do not require to test negative for COVID-19

As said by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., “I’m glad CDC suspended the burdensome coronavirus testing requirement for international travelers, and I’ll continue to do all I can to support the strong recovery of our hospitality industry”.

Now there is an end of last mandatory restriction by the Biden administration i.e. lifting its requirement for international travelers to test negative for COVID-19 within a day before boarding a flight to the United States. The action will be implemented from Sunday

Roger Dow, president of the U.S. Travel Association, said “another huge step forward for the recovery of inbound air travel and the return of international travel to the United States.”

After ending one of the last remaining government mandates designed to contain the spread of the coronavirus there will be an increase in tourism. Most airlines including American, United, Southwest, and Delta Air Lines had believed lifting the requirements would lead more foreigners to visit the USA.

Many other countries have also lifted their testing requirements for fully vaccinated and boosted travelers. Hotels, theme parks, and other travel businesses also urged the administration to drop the rule so the businesses can be fully implemented freely.

Despite ending the testing requirement, the CDC said it still recommends COVID-19 testing before air travel of any kind as a safety precaution.

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