Canadians will no longer require pre-arrival COVID-19 tests to fly to the U.S.


U.S. removes COVID-19 pre arrival testing requirement for travellers arriving by air

LAST UPDATED: June 11, 2022, at 9:25 pm

On June 10th, 2022, the U.S. officially announced that beginning on Sunday, June 12th, 2022 at 12:01 am, international travellers flying to the U.S. will no longer be required to take a pre-arrival COVID-19 test.

Prior to this change, all travellers flying to the U.S. were required to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 1 day of their flights to the U.S.

Travellers entering the U.S. by land are not required to take a pre-arrival COVID-19 test.

Please note that while pre-arrival COVID-19 testing is no longer required to travel to the U.S., Canadians aged 18 years and older are still required to be fully vaccinated to travel to the U.S. by air, land or sea.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that the pre-arrival testing requirement is no longer necessary, but has also stated that they will reassess their decision in 90 days and may consider reinstating the requirement if deemed necessary, for example, due to a concerning new variant.

This is welcome news for snowbirds and other Canadians travelling to the U.S. as it removes both the costs and uncertainty associated with COVID-19 testing prior to flying to the U.S.

You can find full details and more information in the official CDC press release here.

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