CDC to Drop Negative COVID Test Requirement for US Travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is lifting its requirement of a negative COVID-19 test for those seeking to enter the US.  The requirement will be removed effective this coming Sunday June 12th, 2022.


At this time, the vaccination requirement remains in force; passengers entering or transiting through the US must have documentation of having received a qualifying COVID-19 vaccination. The documentation must show that they were fully vaccinated with an acceptable vaccine (AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna, Nuvaxovid, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, and Sinovac) at least 15 days before arrival.


The CDC will reassess its decision on the removal of the COVID-19 test requirement after 90 days.  The requirement may be reinstated if there is a significant increase in transmissions or the spread of a new COVID variant.