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The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution formally declaring an end to the COVID-19 national emergency.
The United States is open to tourists from all countries but a vaccine requirement is required for most international visitors.
A GOP-led resolution to end the COVID-19 national emergency that has been in effect since 2020 was approved by the Senate on Wednesday.
The upper chamber approved the proposal by a vote of 68 to 23. The Senate last year approved an identical measure sponsored by Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), but the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives rejected it.
This year, the House approved it by a vote of 229 to 197, with 11 Democrats voting with all Republicans. Last year, President Biden threatened to veto the bill.
Instead of threatening a veto this year, he spoke out against the proposal in a policy statement before the House vote.
On Wednesday, however, he said he would sign the bill. The national emergency will end then on May 11.