Flying Internationally This Summer?

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Flying Internationally this Summer? The U.S. Ends all Covid-19 Test Requirements.

If your summer plans include traveling internationally, you’re in luck! 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lifted its requirement for all travelers landing in the USA to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test prior to landing in the United States. This eliminates one additional hurdle for everyone traveling back home after being abroad. It’ll also mean you won’t have to find a Covid-19 testing site before heading back to the airport and can enjoy the remainder of your trip sightseeing, sampling new cuisines or buying travel souvenirs. 

These Covid-19 testing measures and requirements have been in place since January 2021 for international travelers and U.S. Citizens flying into the U.S. after international flight bans and non-essential travel restrictions ceased. Most other travel restrictions pertaining Covid-19 have largely ended with this requirement being one of the few left. 

It’s important to remember that we’re still in a pandemic and that Covid-19 continues to evolve with its ever-changing variants. However, everyone should still take precautions against Covid-19 when either traveling domestically or internationally. The CDC recommends that everyone take a Covid-19 test a few days prior to traveling or flying, and after you arrive home to minimize the risk of contracting the virus.   

Last but not least, it’s crucial you check the regulations and rules in other countries, destinations and/or international airports to see what their Covid-19 regulations are as they may require proof of being vaccinated against Covid-19 or require proof of a negative test.

Sources: CDC, CNN, AP News

As always, Hands On Travel is always up-to-date on Covid-19 travel regulations both in the U.S. and abroad as we try to ensure the safety of all participants traveling with us.
Click here to read our FAQ’s and policies on Covid-19.

 

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