The U.S. Travel Association and other signatories sent a letter to the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator requesting the end of pre-departure Covid testing for air travelers to help the economy bounce back and return to normal.
The letter was signed by American Airlines, Carnival Corp, Marriott International, Walt Disney Co’s Disney Parks, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Travel Association and others.
“Given the slow economic recovery of the business and international travel sectors, and in light of medical advancements and the improved public health metrics in the U.S., we encourage you to immediately remove the inbound testing requirement for vaccinated air travelers,” the letter stated.
All air passengers 2 years or older with a flight departing to the US from a foreign country have been required to 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.
The travel industry has expressed concern that many Americans are not traveling internationally fearing they will test positive and be stranded.