The United States will remove the PCR test requirement for international travelers, government sources quoted by US media as saying on Friday. The new measure will come into effect from Sunday, June 12, it is specified. White House deputy spokesman Kevin Munoz confirmed on Twitter that the United States would “end mandatory Covid-19 testing for travelers arriving by air”.
The cancellation of the PCR requirement, put in place last year for international travel, was decided after US health authorities determined it was no longer necessary based on available scientific data, a said an administration official quoted by the American media. The health agency will review this decision every 90 days.
Maintaining the PCR requirement had drawn criticism from the tourism industry and airlines, which lobbied the Biden administration to ease health restrictions on entering US territory. Last April, the Transportation Security Administration stopped requiring masks to be worn on planes, trains and other means of public transportation, after this obligation decided by the American government was canceled by a judge. federal.