Senate Looks to Pass Vaccination Mandate for Domestic Flyers

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Domestic flyers within the U.S. may soon need to prove that they are COVID-free if a proposed bill becomes law. The U.S. Air Travel Public Safety Act, introduced by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, would require all U.S. passengers to be fully vaccinated, fully recovered or test negative for the coronavirus before boarding a domestic flight. The bill builds on the CDC’s current air travel requirement, which currently has these same regulations in place only for international air travelers entering the U.S.

“We know that air travel during the 2020 holiday season contributed to last winter’s devastating COVID-19 surge,” Feinstein said in a Wednesday news release. “We simply cannot allow that to happen again.”

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