White House won't rule out vaccine requirement for domestic travel

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Biden administration officials declined to rule out Friday about whether Americans will soon need to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination to travel domestically.
Biden administration officials declined to be drawn Friday about whether Americans will soon need to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination to travel domestically — but did not rule such a requirement out.

"We're not taking any measures off the table," White House coronavirus response team coordinator Jeff Zients said during a briefing, when asked if the administration had "ruled out" ever implementing vaccine or testing requirements for domestic flights.

Hours later, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was also asked if President Biden was considering mandating vaccinations to fly domestically.

"We are always looking at more we can do to protect and save lives," Psaki responded. "Obviously, he made a significant and bold announcement yesterday, so I don't have anything to preview — predict or preview for you, but we'll continue to look for ways to save more lives."

She was referring to Biden's announcement Thursday that businesses with 100 employees or more would have to require that staff either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly — or face heavy fines. The president also directed the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to double fines levied against travelers who refuse to wear masks.

Meanwhile, Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) announced Thursday that he would introduce…
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