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Old Dec 3, 21, 8:22 am
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10 June 2022 - The Biden administration will on Sunday end a requirement that air travelers to the U.S. undergo Covid-19 tests before departure, according to federal officials.

The testing requirement is set to end June 12 at 12:01 a.m.



CDC Order and FAQ: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

CDC Order updated 2 December 2021:
  • If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 1 day before you travel by air into the United States. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.
  • If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flights departure from a foreign country and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

All air passengers 2 years or older with a flight departing to the US from a foreign country at or after 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT) on December 6, 2021, are required show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, before they board their flight.

What types of SARS-CoV-2 test are acceptable under the Order?
You must be tested with a viral test that could be either an antigen test or a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). Examples of available NAATs for SARS-CoV-2 include but are not restricted to reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP), transcription-mediated amplification (TMA), nicking enzyme amplification reaction (NEAR), and helicase-dependent amplification (HDA). The test used must be authorized for use by the relevant national authority for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in the country where the test is administered. A viral test conducted for U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) personnel, including DOD contractors, dependents, and other U.S. government employees, and tested by a DOD laboratory located in a foreign country also meets the requirements of the Order.

eMed (Abbot BinaxNOW, one of the approved methods) Thread on Flyertalk: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/coronavirus-travel/2048940-issues-re-emed-abbot-binaxnow-navica-tests.html
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US to require air travelers to provide a negative test within 1 day of departure

Old Apr 13, 22, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by michael1023 View Post
Ah, I'm sure it is for some of our fellow Americans, especially many of the denizens of this side of FT.
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Old Apr 13, 22, 10:35 am
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If I am an optimist, I would say that the mandates being extended 3 months, then 1 month, then 2 weeks is a good pattern and it would surely go away completely,one day.
If I am a pessimist, they would have just enough time to see a BA.2 case count uptick to justify keeping mandates (Mask and testing) indefinitely
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Old Apr 13, 22, 10:36 am
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Absolutely infuriating to the nth degree. I want to throw my computer at the wall. There was absolutely no rational reason to extend it last month, now they can't quit it.
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Old Apr 13, 22, 10:49 am
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You know, this time around I'm not going to blame Sara Nelson - even she knows it's a vote loser.

Instead, I think the City of Philadelphia blew up the masking conversation and they didn't want to insert themselves into that foray. This admin is incredibly afraid of their own shadow and would never want to suggest that certain state and local leaders live in a blue checkmark bubble.

My hope is 2 weeks from now Philadelphia rightly look like morons and we can move beyond this. Or the CDC extends it 6 months. Who knows.
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Old Apr 13, 22, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by t325 View Post
<snip>Guess the testing requirement is extended too.
Honestly, I'm now sure how many times this has to be said/clarified, it has been covered ad nauseam in this thread; the testing requirement does NOT have to be "extended," there literally is no end date in the directive.

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Old Apr 13, 22, 11:04 am
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It's time that all the airlines just simply tell joe -- Hey, on X Date, we are no longer enforcing any mask or testing mandate. If you want to ground every plane, go right ahead.

You'd see the mandate lifted in 3 minutes.
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Old Apr 13, 22, 11:13 am
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It's time that all the airlines just simply tell joe -- Hey, on X Date, we are no longer enforcing any mask or testing mandate. If you want to ground every plane, go right ahead.

You'd see the mandate lifted in 3 minutes.
working out for KLM so far.
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Two more weeks to flatten the curve?
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Old Apr 13, 22, 11:16 am
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Two more weeks to flatten the curve?
HAHA - Right!
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Old Apr 13, 22, 11:23 am
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I wonder if those pending lawsuits by some states does apply to pre-departure testing too?

matter of when airlines will simply not following the orders. I fly on small airline to certain rural airport in Pennsylvania, and nobody wear it or enforce the rules. Leave the decision to individuals to make.
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Old Apr 13, 22, 11:24 am
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I wonder if those pending lawsuits by some states does apply to pre-departure testing too?

matter of when airlines will simply not following the orders. I fly on small airline to certain rural airport in Pennsylvania, and nobody wear it or enforce the rules. Leave the decision to individuals to make.
Correct.

I too wonder when the hammer will come down with the lawsuits.
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Old Apr 13, 22, 11:29 am
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So now the countdown begins to the next deadline. Then they will be like well, holidays are coming with Memorial Day and July 4th with lots of people flying. Better extend through the summer
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Old Apr 13, 22, 11:42 am
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It's time that all the airlines just simply tell joe -- Hey, on X Date, we are no longer enforcing any mask or testing mandate. If you want to ground every plane, go right ahead.

You'd see the mandate lifted in 3 minutes.
Foreign airlines certainly may exercise this option--arguably, at this point, they should--but it's not as simple for US carriers. I mean, technically they could, but it's not a good idea. I recall during 2008, those firms who refused to be "helpful," which was their right, with the US Treasury's request for some assistance, shouldn't expect any favors in the future--it's a tough way of doing business this way.
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Old Apr 13, 22, 12:36 pm
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Nothing about the test though
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Old Apr 22, 22, 9:37 am
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Test to come home to USA --buy or not to buy

any betting people out there? I have a dfw-lhr and dfw-pvr trip planned the last few weeks of June. Would you order your qured test now or wait another month to see if something changes? I would hate to drop $$ for a test if not needed as getting refunds is hit or miss.
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