Negative Covid-19 Test No Longer Needed To Enter USA

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Airline passengers heading to the United States no longer need to provide a negative Covid-19 test before departure.

The requirement expired this morning, after heavy lobbying from airlines and the travel industry.

However, passengers will still need to provide evidence of vaccination.

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Eoghan Corry of Air and Travel Magazine, says the requirement had been putting off American tourists who wanted to holiday in Ireland:

“This impacts on large numbers of Irish people going to America but, importantly, the US inbound US market – they are our second biggest tourism market in Ireland – it was a big deterrent for Americans that when they came to Ireland they might fail a test and be stuck here.”