Those traveling to the United States are still required to present proof of a negative Covid test.
Many other countries have now eliminated testing requirements, including the UK and key European destinations.
It is hoped the United States can soon follow suit, slashing travel prices by a fraction of the time.
Here’s everything we know and the full entry requirements for the US explained.
When will Covid testing end for US travel?
Currently, passengers are required to present a negative Covid-19 test result taken no more than one day before departure. This may be a lateral flow or PCR test. You must use a private provider, rather than a free test provided by the government.
However, US airline Delta said it was confident the requirement could be rescinded within weeks.
Delta’s president, Glen Hauenstein, told analysts during the company’s first-quarter earnings press conference on Wednesday: “Hopefully that will return in the next few weeks. We are hearing good things from Washington.”
The company’s chief legal officer, Peter Carter, added: “We’re getting strong indications that pre-departure testing will be phased out in the near future, which is quite encouraging.”
Canada, Australia, South Africa and the Netherlands recently announced the end of pre-departure testing of fully vaccinated people.
What are the US entry requirements?
You will need a visa or the Electronic System for Visa Waiver Authorization (Esta) to enter the United States.
Everyone must also be fully vaccinated to travel to the US. Your second dose should be taken at least 14 days before travelling. A booster dose is not required. The NHS application is accepted as proof of vaccination.
Everyone must also show proof of a negative test result, as explained above, or show proof of having recently recovered from Covid-19.
To use proof of recent infection in lieu of testing, you must have proof of a positive test performed in the last 90 days and a signed letter from your healthcare provider. licensed healthcare or public health official declares that you have been authorized to travel under the CDC. Tourguide.
All arrivals must complete a Passenger Disclosure and Certification Form when traveling by air from the UK. This can be completed up to 24 hours prior to departure and should be done prior to boarding.
Children under the age of two do not need to take an exam to enter the United States. Children under the age of 18 do not need to be immunized for entry, but those under 18 who have not been immunized must take the test three to five days after arrival. All children, except US citizens under the age of 2, must fill out the same Passenger Disclosure form as adults.