Countries across Europe and globally have been scrapping Covid-19 testing requirements for incoming travelers. And while the United States has relieved a lot of its Covid-19 restrictions regarding masks and businesses, a negative test is still required for all travelers entering the United States, regardless of their vaccination status or citizenship.
Currently, a PCR or antigen test is accepted and must have been taken no more than one day before travel time. These tests must be shown to the airline before boarding the flight.
The only acception is if you have recently recovered from Covid-19 and can show documentary of recovery, such as a positive test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure, as well as a letter from a licensed healthcare provider stating you’re clear to travel.
So, when will this travel testing restriction be lifted? Not yet — but it could be soon. Travel groups including the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) and the U.S. Travel Association have been pushing for rollbacks, with ASTA recently calling it “the single biggest barrier” to travel’s recovery.
But, there are many destinations that do not require proof of negative test, and affordable testing options are available in many countries.
Regardless of your reasons for travel, party size or destination, Flightline is here to get you and your party to and from the airport safely, comfortably and on time.