Foreign Office confirms changes to US entry rules

By Lisa James
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Visitors no longer need a pre-departure COVID test to enter the US, the UK Foreign Office (FCDO) has confirmed.

The confirmation followed news reports in the US on Friday that said the Biden administration was dropping the requirement for vaccinated travellers from Sunday morning.

The FCDO said: “From 05:01 BST on Sunday 12 June 2022, passengers boarding flights bound to the USA will no longer require a pre-departure COVID-19 test.”

In addition, masks no longer need to be worn on public transport.

Virgin Atlantic issued a statement to say: “The removal of pre-departure testing for international arrivals to the US is welcome news.

“It will boost consumer confidence even further and support the rebound in transatlantic travel this summer.”

The US still requires international visitors to be fully vaccinated.

See the FCDO guidance on entry into the US here.

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