The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) issued statements applauding the decision by the Biden administration to enable vaccinated travelers to enter the US with a negative COVID-19 test result prior to travel beginning in early November. Willie Walsh, IATA’s director general, said the announcement is “a step forward.” He said it will boost the economic recovery by enabling some key business travel markets. Walsh said the next challenge is finding a system to manage the risks for travelers who do not have access to vaccinations. He said that while data points to testing as a solution, “it is also critical that governments accelerate the global rollout of vaccines and agree to a global framework for travel where testing resources are focused on unvaccinated travelers.” Roger Dow, CEO of USTA, said the policy change is “a major turning point” in the management of the virus and will accelerate the recovery of the millions of travel-related jobs that have been lost due to international travel restrictions.