United States Stops COVID-19 testing For international air travel



More great news for travelers. The CDC announced effective June 12, 2022, that they are suspending Covid-19 testing for international travelers re-entering the United States via air travel. Airlines have been fighting the Department of Justice, The Center for Disease Control, and the Biden administration to have Covid-19 testing stopped. As most travelers are aware the airline industry has suffered significantly during Covid-19 from lockdowns. After lockdowns were lifted people returning to travel have been hampered by the cost of expensive testing while abroad. While the Center for Disease Control insists that this situation is going to be a 90-day reprieve and will be reevaluated it’s highly unlikely that they will be able to re-establish this mandate. Airlines have struggled for two years with restrictions concerning both mandatory face masks, vaccine mandates, and Covid-19 testing requirements. However, the United States southern border is flooded on a daily basis with tens of thousands of illegal migrants that none of these policies and procedures have been applied. Many major airlines based in the United States have pending litigation against the current presidential administration to lift the restrictions imposed by the CDC on public transportation.