Did some quick searches but not getting any hits back.

Anyone know if anyone is making predictions -- or just discussing -- the idea that citizens of a country will not be required to test to return home. Basically going back to if you seem healthy not much to worry about?

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This isn’t an answer, but note that they do accept an at-home test as long as “The testing procedure must include a telehealth service affiliated with the manufacturer of the test that provides real-time supervision remotely through an audio and video connection”. This might help you deal with the testing even though it’s still annoying.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html#anchor_1635127081

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Thanks, and I was aware of that option. Not actually sure if it would be easier given that more places, and the USA currently, are accepting the antigen tests which are cheaper and quicker (very helpful for returning to the USA with the "test within a day/24 hours of departure" requirement now.

I was more curious about when people think COVID might start being "taken as a state of the world" and treated like other diseases, such as tuberculosis but I don't think anyone is required to test for that prior to flying. While certainly fewer cases expected among passengers it's got a much higher fatality rate.