The White House has announced that the rule requiring all foreign nationals to test negative for Covid-19 before flying over to the U.S has been lifted.

U.S. health officials have declared that Covid-19 is no longer a large threat or as deadly since over half of the population is vaccinated and 78% have had at least one shot.

The CDC stated that even though restrictions were being lifted it will continue to monitor the pandemic for any concerning variants.

“The CDC will do a reassessment of this decision in 90 days, and as with other policies, CDC will continue to evaluate it on an ongoing basis,” it said in a statement.

Ending the testing requirement also comes after the U.S is struggling to get back to normal by reenergizing its economy.

CDC officials, however, still recommend getting tested before taking any flights.

“We will be working with the airlines and other partners to ensure a smooth transition,” the CDC said.

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