U.S. lifts Covid testing requirement for international travelers

Posted in Coronavirus, News, Travelling

On Sunday, June 12, the Biden Administration will lift the Covid-19 testing requirement for incoming air travelers from overseas, ending one of the pandemic’s longest-running travel restrictions.

The rule, introduced by the Trump administration in early 2021 and then tightened by the Biden administration, most recently required arriving travelers, including US citizens, to have a negative Covid test the day before boarding a flight bound for the US. Travelers entering the US through land border crossings have been exempted.

The change comes into force at 12:01 a.m. ET on Sunday, June 12.

Other countries, including the UK, have previously waived Covid testing rules.