Jun 10. The travel industry rejoiced over the news that the Biden administration will lift the pre-departure COVID-19 restrictions, on the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The U.S. Travel Association and the American Society of Travel Advisors had been pushing for this policy change in order to help bolster an industry that was devastated by the pandemic.
The elimination of the pre-departure testing requirement is also popular with the American public.
Most U.S. travelers (60 percent) wanted the COVID-19 testing requirement for inbound international travelers removed. Only 27 percent wanted it to remain and 13 percent didn’t have a preference, according to a recent survey from TripIt from Concur.
If the requirement was removed, the survey found 44 percent would be more likely to travel internationally, while 10 percent would be less likely. Forty-six percent say their plans wouldn’t be impacted.
Source: Travel Pulse