Foreign travelers entering the United States will soon not have to take a COVID-19 test, according to reports.
According to CNN, flights returning from international destinations will no longer be sent to select US airports for COVID-19 screening purposes, and all screenings will come to a halt on Monday.
As part of the U.S. governments response to the coronavirus spread this past spring, U.S. citizens returning from Europe and legal permanent residents returning to the United States from the United Kingdom, Ireland, the European Schengen, China, Iran, and Brazil were required to travel through select U.S. airports with enhanced screening procedures.
CNN reportes orders to cease pre-screening operations came from White House officials.
On March 19, the U.S. State Department issued a Level 4 “do not travel” advisory, recommending that United States citizens avoid any global travel.
The CDC advises that anyone who has traveled internationally in the past 14 days stay home for 14 days and monitor their health.