The US officially removes the regulation that requires entry to the country to be tested for Covid-19 before entering the country by air from June 12, Reuters reported.
The above decision was made after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made an official assessment that requiring Covid-19 testing was no longer necessary.
The agency said that the vaccine has been vaccinated on a large scale and the treatment of Covid-19 is no longer complicated, giving many positive results. However, 30 days after applying the new regulation, the US CDC will re-evaluate the feasibility of removing Covid-19 testing for immigrants.
Although the regulations are relaxed, the US CDC still recommends that people on entry should proactively carry out rapid testing to protect themselves.
Before this decision was removed, many US airlines filed a petition with the government about the loss of many international passengers due to the requirement to have a negative test result for Covid-19 one day before flying. Many passengers fall into the situation of missing flights or having to pay high costs for testing or isolation treatment if they have positive results.
Mr. Robert Isom, General Director of American Airlines, shared with Reuters that this regulation is no longer appropriate at the present time and causes a lot of loss to the airline’s revenue.
In addition to the regulation to cancel testing for entry, the US also relaxed many other disease control regulations.
In 2021, the country reopens its borders to many European countries. Last April, the US also removed the requirement to wear masks when participating in public transport, including on flights.
Before the US, a number of other countries such as the UK, Mexico, Norway, and Switzerland also removed the requirements for carrying out Covid-19 testing before entry.
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