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U.S. to drop COVID-19 testing for inbound international air travellers

By Staff Reuters.- The Biden administration will drop pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements for air travellers effective Sunday at 12:01 a.m. ET after heavy lobbying from airlines and the travel industry, the White House has confirmed.

The Biden administration will announce today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will no longer require pre-departure COVID-19 testing for travellers coming to the United States after determining it was no longer necessary “based on the science and data that this requirement is no longer necessary at this time,” the White House said in a statement to Global News.

The agency will reassess its decision in 90 days and will continue to evaluate it on an ongoing basis. If there is a need to reinstate this measure, such as for a concerning new variant, CDC will not hesitate to act, the statement says.

We are able to take this step because of the tremendous progress we’ve made in our fight against the virus,” the White House said in its statement.

We’re committed to continuing to ensure the safety of Americans here at home and international air travel.”

The pre-departure testing requirement for international travellers arriving into the U.S. has been in place since January 2021.

Norma Hernández
Norma Hernández
Lic. en Turismo, periodista y comunicadora, con una pasión innata por el periodismo y una experiencia de 33 años en esta profesión. A lo largo de su carrera, ha desempeñado roles destacados como editora de periódicos y revistas, lo que le ha permitido adquirir un conocimiento profundo del mundo editorial y una visión privilegiada sobre cómo contar historias de manera efectiva. Su pasión se encuentra en la escritura de turismo, gastronomía y viajes.
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