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From the June 2022, air passengers travelling to the United States from a foreign country no longer have to show a negative COVID-19 test. The new policy from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), allows travellers, citizens, and non-citizens to board U.S.-bound flights without testing for COVID-19.

After many months of lobbying and advocacy from the travel industry, the CDC has lifted the restriction, removing a longstanding hurdle for travel into the United States, albeit maintaining a close eye on the situation and reassessing the decision in 90 days. Officials will pay attention to national infection rates as well as the emergence of new variants in making their determination. The decision is expected to relieve pressures on the travel industry, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.

Roger Dow, president of the U.S. Travel Association, noted the decision “will welcome back visitors from around the world and accelerate the recovery of the U.S. travel industry. International inbound travel is vitally important to businesses and workers across the country who have struggled to regain losses from this valuable sector.”

Noncitizen visitors will still be obligated to present proof of a CDC-accepted vaccination prior to departure, subject to few exceptions. Individuals holding immigrant visas, for example, need not present proof of vaccination prior to departure, although they do require a COVID-19 vaccine or waiver in order to obtain an immigrant visa.

This information came from a blog post originally published here.

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