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U.S. CDC rescinds COVID-19 international air testing rules -Breaking


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – A sign promoting coronavirus (COVID-19), testing in advance of Thanksgiving at Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A, November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued late Friday a decision to repeal a requirement for people traveling by plane from the United States that they test positive for COVID-19. This was a 17-month old rule.

The order signed by CDC Director Rochelle Walensky takes effect for flights departing to the United States from a foreign country at or after 12:01 ET (0400 GMT) Sunday, the agency said.