This resource details:

  • Why routine testing is necessary for safe travel
  • Priorities for developing a travel testing program
  • Current agency recommendations for travel-related testing
  • Scenarios and options for integrating testing into travel

For many, the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines represented a potential gateway back to the freedom of pre-pandemic activities, including travel. This was immediately evidenced by increased rates of air travel as more of the population became fully vaccinated. While daily TSA screenings in April 2020 were generally below 100,000, more than 1.5 million visitors were screened on the busiest day of April 2021