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CDC Rescinds COVID-19 Testing and Documentation Requirement for Air Travelers to the U.S.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that effective June 12, 2022, "all air passengers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, are no longer required to show a negative viral COVID-19 test result, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, before boarding a flight to the United States." The requirement for noncitizen nonimmigrants to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the U.S. remains in place.

Members of the UIC international community traveling outside the U.S. this summer should regularly check the CDC website on international travel and COVID-19 before, during, and after their trip. The CDC has stated that it could reinstate the COVID-19 testing requirement should the circumstances of the pandemic warrant it. In addition, members of the UIC community should continue to complete the COVID-19 Reporting Decision Tool 24 to 48 hours prior to returning to the U.S. from an international trip.

Members of the UIC international community with questions about this announcement can reach out to OIS at or (312) 996-3121. More information about UIC's overall response to COVID-19 can be found at