US lifts its COVID-19 test requirement for international travel
A senior administration official said the mandate expires Sunday at 12:01 a.m. EDT, saying the CDC has determined that it’s no longer necessary.
The Biden administration has lifted its requirement that international air travelers to the U.S. take a COVID-19 test within a day before boarding their flights.
The moved eases one of the last remaining government mandates meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The requirement ended Sunday.
The Centers for DIsease Control and Prevention said it will continue to monitor state of the pandemic and will reassess the need for a testing requirement if the situation changes.
Airline and tourism groups had been pressing the administration to eliminate the testing requirement.