United States Drops COVID Testing Requirement

June 20, 2022

As of Sunday, June 12, travelers entering the United States from foreign countries no longer have to provide proof of a negative Covid test.

The Biden administration will drop the Covid-19 testing requirement for inbound air travelers from abroad on Sunday, ending one of the longest-running travel restrictions of the pandemic.

The rule, put in place by the Trump administration in early 2021 and later tightened by the Biden administration, most recently required inbound travelers, including U.S. citizens, to show proof of a negative Covid test a day before boarding U.S.-bound flights. Travelers entering the U.S. at land border crossings were exempt.

The change takes effect at 12:01 a.m. ET on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

We are huge proponents of staying safe and smart, but we’d be lying to say we aren’t celebrating! This means traveling internationally (ahem, to Costa Rica) is now easier and less daunting than it has been for the past 2 years. We still encourage guests to test & quarantine if they are feeling symptoms while at Tulemar, but scheduling your last day of vacation around a Covid test is now a thing of the past!

Confused about what is required to travel to/from Costa Rica? We are staying on top of it and updating our website as necessary! To stay up to date, visit our Covid page here.

Be well & pura vida,


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