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Effective midnight on Sunday, you’ll be able to enter the United States without having to first take an official (non-self-administered) COVID-19 test.

Testing requirements have been dropped around the world as COVID-19 has become endemic rather than a current pandemic, and the rule did very little (if anything) at this point to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Airline trade groups have been pushing for this for a while now and it seemed inevitable that, after dropping the domestic mask mandate this would soon follow.

Not too much else to say about this besides that it is great news and will make international travels much easier to plan. I’m sure you or someone you know has been in the unfortunate situation of having to quarantine abroad with symptom-less COVID, not to mention the hassle of either finding an approved local test or taking a proctored test.

Source: CNN

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