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The US Is Set to Drop COVID Testing Requirement for Entrance

The news you've been waiting for — you finally won't need to worry about the logistics of getting an approved COVID test to reenter the US via air. The removal of the longstanding testing requirement is set to take place on Sunday night at midnight.

Published by
David_Greer
6/10/2022
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In place since January 2021, tests served as a great way to keep positive cases from traveling to the country. But as the world started to ramp up vaccination, and less deadly variants came about, the risk level has been drastically mitigated.

Neighboring Canada dropped the testing requirement months back, and have been very successful in managing the virus since. So it felt like only a matter of time before the Biden administration would follow, but it's nice to see it come to fruition.

Unsurprisingly, airlines and other travel companies have been lobbying for removing testing for a number of months. The CDC is set to review the dropping of the test requirement in 90 days, so it could hypothetically be brought back if there's science-backed reasoning.

CNN seems to be the first outlet to be reporting on this, and that's where we got the news first.

Awesome photo at the top by Rasa Puzinaite