Immigration update

In a pivotal move, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially lifted the mandatory pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement for all air passengers arriving in the United States from any foreign country. Effective June 12, 2022, this rescission brings a notable change to the travel protocols in place since the onset of the pandemic.

Key Points to Note

  • The rescission became effective at 12:01 AM EST on June 12, 2022.
  • Passengers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, are no longer obligated to furnish a negative viral COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding their U.S.-bound flight.
  • This modification streamlines the pre-travel process, providing passengers with a more straightforward journey experience.

Implications for Travelers

With this recent update, travelers planning to journey to the United States can now enjoy a more seamless process. The lifting of the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement signifies a positive step towards returning to normalcy in air travel.

Stay Informed for Hassle-Free Travel

As travel regulations continue to evolve, staying informed is paramount. Make sure you are up-to-date with the latest changes to ensure a hassle-free and smooth journey. The CDC’s decision to rescind the pre-departure test requirement reflects the ongoing efforts to adapt to the dynamic nature of the global health landscape.


The recent decision by the CDC to rescind the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement marks a significant development for air travelers heading to the United States. Stay informed, plan your journey with confidence, and enjoy the newfound ease in travel protocols.

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