BREAKING: CDC will drop requirement for negative covid test for international travelers into the US from June 12
- The Biden Admin and the CDC are expected to announce the proof of negative Covid test will not longer be needed for international travelers entering the US
- Orders will be lifted on Sunday, June 12, with an announcement expected on Friday afternoon
Travelers into the United States will no longer need proof of a negative Covid test to enter the nation starting on June 12.
The Biden Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will drop the requirement Sunday, CNN reports. An announcement is expected Friday afternoon.
Currently, anyone entering the U.S. – even citizens returning home – must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and negative test which has been certified by a medical professional.
These requirements were first set in January 2021, when the vaccines first started to become available around the world.
Orders will be lifted at midnight on Sunday morning. International travelers will still be required to show proof of vaccine.
Many in the travel industry have pushed for these orders to be lifted, and while later than some had hoped, the White House seems to finally be budging of lifting virus orders.
The move will remove one of the last remaining COVID-19 orders in America, as much of the nation moves on from the pandemic.
Last month, a federal court lifted a CDC requirement for masks on public transportation, whether planes, trains or busses.
It came months after many cities and counties around America lifted indoor mask orders, as the virus receded coming off of a massive winter Omicron surge.