As Covid restrictions continue to recede, there is one obvious rule that demands reconsideration: the requirement that air travelers to the US receive a negative Covid test before entering the country. This regulation is no longer serving its intended function and is stifling business travel and tourism.
In the abstract, there is a case for such testing. It might make sense if the US were serious about enforcing a broader series of public health measures concerning Covid. But the process of Covid “deregulation” is all but unstoppable. Even New York City, which is reconsidering an indoor mask mandate amid a rise in Covid cases, is unlikely to return to a system that requires proof of vaccination before entry to bars and restaurants, which remain crowded.