Abolished the COVID-19 negative certificate that the United States imposed on travelers from abroad

Since January 2021, the United States has required foreign visitors to carry out a PCR test for the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) the day before entry to prove that it is negative. However, lobbying from airlines and the travel industry has finally revealed that the US government will abolish this negative certification requirement.

US drops COVID testing for incoming international air travelers | Reuters


US no longer requires COVID test for travelers flying into the country --The Verge

Rochelle Walensky of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a new order under the Public Health Services Act and federal regulations that will come into effect on June 12, 2022 at midnight. This is imposed on all airlines entering the United States from abroad and travelers using their services, and it is not necessary to submit a negative certificate of COVID-19 after the order comes into effect.

After the U.S. government required foreign travelers to submit a COVID-19 negative certificate, the airline said, 'Many Americans will test positive for PCR and get stuck abroad. I stopped traveling abroad because of my concerns. '

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra said the CDC's decision was based on science and available data. I don't hesitate to revive it. ' However, the CDC will reassess the need to submit a negative certificate within three months.

In the United States, both COVID-19 vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers were required to perform PCR tests the day before entering the United States. As an exception, children under the age of 2 do not need an examination.

However, because the inspection requirements for COVID-19 have already been abolished in Europe and many other countries, the United States has also been required to abolish the inspection. Officials told Reuters that the U.S. government is considering lifting the test rules only for travelers vaccinated with COVID-19, and has not been vaccinated. It seems that the inspection will continue to be obligatory for those who are.

Robin Hayes, CEO of JetBlue Airlines , a low-cost carrier in the United States, said of the inspection requirements that had existed so far, 'It was the last obstacle to the recovery of complete overseas travel, but it no longer served its purpose.' comment. Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines , also said, 'I think the abolition of the requirement will increase the number of travelers.' In addition, 44 of the 50 countries served by Delta no longer require COVID-19 testing.

'It's great news that the US government removes the ineffective pre-departure COVID-19 inspection requirements for travelers to the United States,' said IATA, the world's largest aviation industry group.

Raymond James Financial, an investment bank, said that abolishing inspection requirements is 'an important key to increasing overseas travel.'

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