The Biden administration has eliminated the rule that required people entering the US, including American citizens, to present a negative COVID-19 test. In a tweet, White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz confirmed that the “US will end Covid-19 testing requirement for air travelers entering the country” and said that the CDC would “evaluate its need based on the science and in context of circulating variants.” In a statement, Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, said the move marks “another huge step” forward for the recovery of inbound air travel and the return of international travel to the US. The Biden administration, he said, is to be commended for this action, which will welcome back visitors from around the world and accelerate the recovery of the US travel industry. U.S. Travel and its partners, said Dow, advocated tirelessly for months to ensure this requirement would be lifted, pointing to the “monumental scientific advancements” that have made it possible for us to reach this point. “We thank President Biden, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Dr. Ashish Jha and others in the administration,” said Dow, “for recognizing the immense economic power of travel and its ability to reconnect the U.S. with the global community.”