Biden administration considers mandatory COVID-19 tests for domestic air travel

The Biden administration is considering implementing mandatory coronavirus testing for travelers on U.S. domestic flights. 

Dr. Marty Cetron, director for the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters Tuesday that the administration is “actively looking” into imposing the domestic travel testing requirement. 

“We also have to look at the possible planning in domestic travel,” Cetron said. “We’re actively looking at it. We realize that there’s been a dramatic evolution and increase in both testing platforms and testing capacity.” 

Cetron said the conversation on the matter is “ongoing” as they work to determine the type of testing and where it would take place. 

No further details were released on the potential mandate. Nonetheless, it is a “really important part” in combating the pandemic, he said. Read more…

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