US no longer requires COVID test for travelers flying into the country

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The US will reportedly no longer require international air travelers to take a COVID test before traveling to the country. According to Reuters, the change will be effective starting Sunday morning, June 12th, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will reevaluate the decision in three months. That means people flying into the US wonโ€™t have to worry about taking a COVID test before take-off, at least until the summer travel season is over.

Before the reported change, vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers had to get a test the day before they entered the US, according to the CDCโ€™s travel requirement page. The only exceptions were children under two years old, who did not have to be tested.

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