The United States will end its COVID-19 vaccination requirements for international travellers.
According to a Reuters news report, all restrictions are set to end May 11 as per announcements released by the White House and the Biden administration.
This means that all international travellers entering the United States from May 12 will no longer need to provide proof of vaccinations.
Also according to Reuters, the Biden administration last June dropped its requirement that people arriving in the U.S. by air must test negative for COVID but kept in place Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination requirements for most foreign travellers.
Responding to the announcement, a Virgin Atlantic spokesperson said:
“The relaxation of the vaccination requirement for foreign nationals removes barriers for frictionless travel to the USA, our heartland for nearly 40 years.
“It will give a boost to transatlantic customer demand as a busy summer approaches.
“Virgin Atlantic has now resumed services to all of its 12 transatlantic destinations, including new routes to Austin and Tampa and longstanding favourites New York, Orlando and Los Angeles, with a premium, personalised experience onboard and at the airport, delivered by our amazing people.”