United States Ending Covid-19 Testing Requirements For International Travelers

On Friday June 10th, an official at the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they would be lifting the Covid-19 related requirements that are currently in place on international travelers coming into the U.S. The order was initiated on January 26, 2021, and requires international travelers to test negative on a Covid-19 viral (rapid) test, a maximum of 24 hours before flying. According to CNN who first reported the change in policy, restrictions are set to expire at 12:00 am on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Covid requirements continue to remain in place in Canada however. These include the mandatory use of the “ArriveCAN” app in order to provide proof of full vaccination (two vaccines) within 72 hours before arriving to Canada. Failing to do so may result in a fine of $5,000 dollars and the requirement to quarantine. Furthermore, international travelers may be randomly selected to take an arrival test, even if they are fully vaccinated. With huge delays at airports in Canada, especially at Toronto Pearson, there is mounting pressure on the Canadian Government to drop these remaining restrictions before school is out for the summer and the busiest travel season commences.

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