Germany: No pre-departure Covid test for US entry now, but injection proof must

NEW DELHI: International travelers to the United States will no longer need a Covid-19 test before departure but only proof of full vaccination, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a communicated. This will be effective from Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT (9:31 p.m. IST).
The requirement to present proof of Covid vaccination for non-nationals who are not immigrants is still in effect, the CDC said. He recommended Covid vaccines, including boosters, for anyone aged five and over.
Both Covaxin and Covishield are among the vaccines listed for emergency use by the WHO that are accepted by the United States. Completion of the “primary series” will be when both doses of these vaccines have been taken, said the CDC, which, like India, does not recommend mixing shots.
“Individuals vaccinated outside the United States who have completed the primary series should receive all recommended boosters when eligible. Individuals who have received all recommended boosters with an accepted vaccine outside of the United States are up to date with their Covid-19 vaccines,” the CDC said on its website. India now allows booster doses for most eligible people.
As the CDC canceled the requirement for pre-departure Covid-19 testing, airlines have begun to reflect this change.
Air Canada’s statement reads: “As of June 12, customers no longer need to show proof of a Covid-19 test result prior to departure for air travel to the United States. United from Canada. There are no other changes to the requirements, including the requirement to be fully vaccinated. »
This long-awaited U.S. easing is expected to lead to increased travel demand that could drive existing airfares even higher as the rush of college students this fall soon begins. Despite huge demand, Air India will add non-stop flights when it introduces more planes.

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