Flying to the United States and Canada. Snowbirds who are fully vaccinated no longer need Covid tests. (At least for now)

This should definitely ease airport congestion. The U.S. Centre for Disease Control announced on Friday, June the 10th, that the Order requiring persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, will be rescinded, effective on June 12, 2022 at 12:01AM ET.

Officially starting at 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, air passengers will not need to get tested and show the COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding a flight to the U.S.

As reported by CDC – “the COVID-19 pandemic has now shifted to a new phase, due to the widespread uptake of highly effective COVID-19 vaccines, the availability of effective therapeutics, and the accrual of high rates of vaccine- and infection-induced immunity at the population level in the United States. Each of these measures has contributed to lower risk of severe disease and death across the United States.”

Of special interest to airports and travelers across the world, (other then restricted high risk countries), most of the world is now easing covid travel restrictions.

Canada is somewhat following the USA lead.  After the US announcement Canada decided as an interim measure to “temporarily” suspended COVID testing for Canadians and foreign travellers who are “fully” vaccinated, when entering the country

With the Us and Canada easing its covid testing rules, airlines and travellers can breathe a sigh of relief. In theory this should help alleviate the terrible congestion at the various airports and in particular the Toronto international airport.

flying to the USA - no covid testing