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White House to end Covid-19 test requirement for international air travelers

The airline industry had argued the requirement for a negative test before flying into the U.S. was outdated.

The Biden administration announced Friday that it’s ending a requirement for airplane travelers to test negative for Covid-19 before entering the U.S., reports NBC News.

White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz said that the U.S. would “end Covid-19 testing requirement for air travelers entering the country” in a tweet linking to a CNN story that broke the news.

Munoz said the president’s work vaccines and treatments was “critical” to the development, and that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will monitor “based on the science and in context of circulating variants.”

A senior airline source told NBC News the predeparture testing rules will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday.

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