International travelers can skip test

International travelers can skip test

International travelers can skip test

International travel just got a lot easier.

The Biden administration announced Friday that from Sunday the United States will no longer require a pre-departure COVID-19 test to enter the country.

According to a senior official, the requirement will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. ET. The rule change comes more than a year after the county began demanding a negative test for entry and more than two years since the pandemic began.

Current eligibility requirements require airline passengers to undergo a negative viral coronavirus test no more than one day before boarding their flight to the US. The rule applies to all travelers regardless of their vaccination status or citizenship, but grants waivers to travelers 2 years and older and who have recently recovered from the virus.