US Lifts Pre-Departure Testing Requirement for International Travelers

On Friday, June 10, the Biden administration announced it would lift the pre-departure testing requirements for all international travelers coming to the United States. The change goes into effect on Sunday, June 12, at midnight.

An administration official said, “the CDC will do a reassessment of this decision in 90 days, and as with other policies, CDC will continue to evaluate it on an ongoing basis.”

The current requirements, which will end on Sunday, June 12, at midnight, require travelers to provide a negative COVID test taken one day before travel.

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Travel and tourism leaders have been pushing for this change for some time, noting the testing requirement adds complexity to travelers’ plans and that testing is not required for domestic flights or entry at land borders.

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