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The US removes the requirement for Covid testing for international travelers

A man enters a Covid-19 test site in the Los Angeles International Airport area of ​​Los Angeles International Airport on December 22, 2021.

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The Biden administration is removing the conditions for testing Covid-19 for air passengers coming from abroad, the White House said on Friday.

After the Trump administration implemented it in early 2021, the Biden administration tightened the rules, requiring travelers, including U.S. citizens, to show proof of a negative Covid test before boarding flights to the U.S. Passengers entering the U.S. at land border crossings were exempt.

Airlines and other members of the travel industry have repeatedly pushed the administration to remove the requirement for a month, arguing that it was hurting international travel demand.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will review the decision within 90 days, according to a senior Biden administration official.

“If there is a need to reinstate the pre-departure test requirement, due to a new variant, the CDC will not hesitate to act,” the official said.

CNBC Thomas Franck contributed to this article.

The US removes the requirement for Covid testing for international travelers

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