Update on CDC Rescission of COVID-19 Pre-departure Testing Requirements
June 14, 2022
We just wanted to provide another update regarding the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) rescission of the U.S. pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements for international travel. As you may recall, last week the Biden administration announced that the CDC would be rescinding its Order that required pre-departure COVID-19 testing for all international travelers coming into the U.S. Accordingly, CDC later announced that the requirement would officially end at midnight on Sunday, June 12, 2022, EDT for all aircraft departing their point of origin on or after June 12, 2022, at 12:01 AM EDT, meaning that testing is now no longer required for neither U.S. citizens nor foreign nationals traveling to the U.S. In addition to this, over the weekend, the CDC issued a new Order rescinding the previous order requiring pre-departure testing, and a new attestation regarding the vaccination requirement for foreign travelers. U.S. citizens however are no longer required to complete the attestation. A copy of CDC’s Order rescinding the testing requirement can be found here, while a copy of the new attestation can be found here.
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