Airlines Push White House To Scrap Covid Test Mandate For Vaccinated International Travelers


Lobbying group Airlines for America urged the White House on Wednesday to drop a rule requiring vaccinated passengers to test for Covid-19 ahead of U.S.-bound international flights, hoping to stimulate an air travel industry slow to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Airlines for America—which represents several domestic airlines—argued dropping the testing mandate for vaccinated flyers is justified because Covid-19 is already pervasive across the United States, immunity and vaccination rates have increased and treatments have improved, in a letter to White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients signed by 29 organizations connected to the travel industry.

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