International travel has just become a whole lot easier!

Beginning on Sunday, June 12th, the US has lifted the COVID pre-departure test requirement to enter the country by plane. A spokesperson for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that the decision was made on the basis of high vaccine uptake and widespread population immunity.

Quick to follow, New Zealand has announced that starting June 21st at 12am they will also be scrapping the pre-departure COVID testing requirement for travelers earlier than expected. All travelers must be vaccinated.

According to new reports, the CDC plans to reassess its decision to lift testing requirements in 90 days. At that time, it will determine if there is a need to reinstate it if cases dramatically increase or a concerning new variant is discovered, for example. Esplanade will continue to follow these updates.

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Kit and Ksusha, thank you both so much for all of your work in coordinating our travel plans to New Zealand. We had such a fabulous time and everything went so well thanks to your help! All of our accommodations were really good and one of our favorites was Vintner’s Retreat. It was perfect for our family. Also, place on the coast in Punakaiki was really special. Thank you again for your contribution to our family’s wonderful vacation!

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