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Covid: US to drop test requirement for air travellers

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Posted: 13/06/22 - 12:33
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The US will no longer require air travellers to have proof of a negative Covid-19 test before entering the country from abroad.

Officials said they were dropping the requirement due to the "tremendous progress" the country had made in the fight against the virus.

The travel industry has been pushing for an end to the policy, which they say has deterred bookings, as families fear getting stranded abroad.

The change comes into effect on Sunday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will re-evaluate the policy in 90 days. The administration said it would "not hesitate to act" to reinstate the rule should new variants make officials believe it is necessary.

I Call True: Really it is about time that all measures for all countries were removed or relaxed totally and we just get on with it

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19 days
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Restrictions such as this should never have been a thing in the first place, and the cost of destroying the world economy is now evident to all.
19 days
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Many countries are realising covid is more or less a done deal now and want tourism money flowing in again.
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Seems crazy that places like Spain are still so hung up on it when they depend on our tourism so much and yet the US (like the UK) now has zero restrictions