Effective 12:01 a.m. ET on June 12, 2022, the U.S. government will no longer require air travellers to obtain a pre-departure COVID-19 test within a day of their departure flights. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will reassess this decision in 90 days. Please note, that a pre-departure COVID-19 test is not currently a requirement for land travellers entering the United States by vehicle.
At this time, no changes have been made to the U.S. government’s requirement for all visitors 18 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. More detailed information on this requirement, including exemptions, can be obtained here, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html.
In Canada, in an effort to reduce traveller wait times at Canada’s major airports, the federal government has temporarily suspended randomized arrival testing for fully vaccinated Canadian travellers from June 11th to June 30th. Unvaccinated travellers will continue to be tested on-site. As of July 1st all testing, including for unvaccinated travellers, will be performed off-site.
The CSA will be providing members with further updates as soon as new information is available.