April 25. As more and more countries lift their COVID travel limitations, pressure is mounting on the US to follow suit.
Currently, nearly all passengers have to take a test within one day of their journey. Most unvaccinated foreigners are barred. But with a busy summer season round the corner, how long will these strict measures hold?
On 18 April, a federal judge blocked President Biden’s plan to extend mandatory mask wearing on planes, trains and other public transport, meaning masks are now optional as far as the US transit authority is concerned.
A White House press secretary called the decision “disappointing”, in a sign that the Biden administration is not ready to deviate from the USA’s public health agency’s advice just yet – which still recommends face coverings on public transport.