The Biden administration is finally dropping its SARS-CoV-2 testing requirement for inbound air travelers from abroad on Sunday (June 12), ending one of the longest-running travel restrictions of the pandemic.
The rule, put in place by the Trump administration in early 2021 and later tightened by the Biden administration, most recently required inbound travelers, including U.S. citizens, to show proof of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test a day before boarding U.S.-bound flights. Travelers entering the U.S. at land border crossings were exempt.
Many other countries, including the U.K., had previously abandoned SARS-CoV-2 testing entry rules.
The change takes effect at 12:01 a.m. ET on Sunday. The CDC will reassess the decision in 90 days.