Germany: No pre-departure Covid test for US entry now, but must be jab proof – Times of India

New Delhi: International travelers to the US will no longer require a pre-departure COVID-19 test, but only proof of complete vaccination, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement. This will be effective from Sunday (June 12) at 12.01 EDT (9.31 pm IST).
The requirement to show proof of COVID vaccination for non-citizens who are non-immigrants is still in effect, said CDC, It has recommended the introduction of the Kovid vaccine, including boosters, for all people aged five years and above.
Both Covaxin and Covishield are among the vaccines listed by the WHO for emergency use that are accepted by the US. Both doses of these vaccines are taken when the “primary series” is complete, said the CDC, which does not recommend mixing jabs as in India.
“People vaccinated outside the US who have completed the primary series should receive all recommended boosters if eligible. People who have received all recommended boosters with an approved vaccine outside the United States, the CDC said on its website, They are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.India now allows booster doses for most eligible people.
As the CDC rescinded the requirement for pre-departure COVID-19 tests, airlines began to reflect on this change.
Air Canada’s statement read: “Starting June 12, customers are no longer required to show proof of pre-departure COVID-19 test results for air travel from Canada to the US. There are no other changes in the requirements, including the need for full immunization.”
This long-overdue waiver by the US is expected to spur demand for travel, which could further push up existing sky-high airfares as student rush to attend universities there will soon begin. Despite the huge demand, Air India will add nonstops when more aircraft are inducted.