American Gaming Association president and CEO, Bill Miller, welcomed the news that the Biden administration is to lift the requirement for travelers to test for COVID-19 before entering the U.S.
The gaming industry is already off to a record start in 2022 and this development will only bolster our long-term recovery, stated AGA’s president and CEO, Bill Miller.
In an industry press release, Miller notes that this is welcome news that puts the United States on equal footing with other countries and will provide a major boost to our nation’s travel and hospitality industries.
These efforts to return to normalcy allow events such as our largest industry gathering, G2E, to welcome international audiences and return to pre-pandemic levels of attendance, AGA expects.
AGA will continue to call on the State Department to speed up international visa processing time by investing in additional staff and allowing virtual interviews.
We know that eliminating the testing requirement will open our doors to more international visitors and the Administration should make the process for entry as efficient and accessible as possible.