The Biden administration is expected to drop pre-departure Covid-19 international air testing requirements effective Sunday after heavy lobbying from airlines and the travel industry.

According to Reuters, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, will no longer require pre-departure Covid-19 testing for travellers coming to the US after it determined based on the science and data that this requirement is no longer necessary.

The CDC will do a reassessment of this decision in 90 days.

The announcement comes as the busy summer travel season is kicking off and carriers were already bracing for record demand.

Airlines have said that many Americans are not travelling internationally because of concerns they will test positive and be stranded abroad.

Many countries in Europe and elsewhere have already dropped testing requirements.

The CDC is still requiring most non-U.S. citizens to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel to the United States.