American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) President and CEO Chip Rogers released the following statement today after the Biden administration announced it was lifting the requirement for travelers to test COVID-19 before entering the United States, beginning at midnight Sunday, June 12.
“Today’s announcement is an important victory for hotels and the travel industry at large. AHLA has consistently called on the administration and Congress to lift this testing requirement, which was outdated and had a chilling effect on inbound international travel to the United States. Lifting the requirement will make travel easier, facilitate more international visitors and help hotels stay on the road. recovery, especially as we approach the peak travel season this summer.
“Thank you to the Biden administration for lifting the requirement, and to Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Roy Blunt (R -Mo.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) for their leadership in promoting this critical change.
About the AHLA
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the only national association representing all segments of the American lodging industry. Based in Washington, DC, AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support, and workforce development programs to move the industry forward. Learn more about www.ahla.com.