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American Airlines Statement on Lifting of Pre-Departure COVID-19 Testing Requirement

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines today issued the following statement on the lifting of the pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirement:

“We are pleased that the Administration has lifted the pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirement for entry to the U.S. We’re grateful to President Biden and to everyone who advocated for this important step forward for the travel and tourism industry’s continued recovery. With the widespread availability of effective treatment options and vaccines, we believe this is the right time for this decision. 

“We are eager to see more of our customers return to international travel and will continue to create a welcoming environment for those who choose to wear a face mask during their travels.”