International travelers will no longer need to show proof of a negative coronavirus test before boarding flights to the United States, federal health officials announced Friday, ending one of the USA’s last pandemic-related travel requirements. The requirement will end at 12:01 a.m. Sunday 12 June 2022.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said science and data show the requirement is no longer necessary. CDC has determined that travelers have access to tools (e.g., vaccines, therapeutics, and recommended prevention measures) and guidance that allow travelers to make informed choices about the use of pre-departure testing and other prevention measures,” the order read. The agency said it continues to recommend that individuals test before and after travel and after any known exposure to a person with covid-19.