VSbulletin - Removal of US pre-departure testing - 10 June

  • 13 June 2022
  • News
  • Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic are pleased to share the welcome news that the Biden administration has confirmed that from Sunday 12 June 2022 at 00.01 (U.S. Eastern Time) international arrivals by air to the US will no longer require a pre-departure Covid-19 test.

A tweet from the White House Press Secretary here confirms the policy change, with further details expected soon from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The removal of pre-departure testing for international arrivals to the US will boost consumer confidence even further and support the rebound in transatlantic travel this summer, with Virgin Atlantic leading the way offering a full roster of US destinations, including our brand new London Heathrow – Austin service.  

Please note, while yet to be confirmed, we expect that all foreign national visitors aged 18 or over to the US will still need to be fully vaccinated (unless exempt) and present proof of full vaccination, with all travelers completing a Passenger Disclosure and Attestation form before travel. 

Frictionless transatlantic travel in both directions means reconnecting with loved ones and business colleagues is made even easier, supported by an onboard policy which allows our customers and people to make a personal choice on face masks. We can’t wait to see more of our customers flying with us between the UK & the US this Summer and thank all our partners for their support.

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