International travelers flying to the United States are no longer required to test negative for COVID-19 before they can enter the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) got rid of the 17-month-old requirement at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky issued an order lifting the mandate saying it is “not currently necessary.”
“On December 02, 2021, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) amended its October 25, 2021 Amended Order, titled, ‘Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States,’” the CDC said.
“As of 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the