US Considers COVID-19 Testing For Domestic Air Travel

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  • The Biden Administration is considering an order to require negative COVID-19 test reports for domestic air travel
  • Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg said this in an interview with "Axios on HBO," adding that the decision would be based on data, science, and recommendations from health officials
  • Dr. Rochelle Walenksy, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said COVID-19 screening for domestic travel could help to significantly control the spread of the virus
  • The discussion follows a CDC rule implemented last week, which requires negative COVID-19 tests for international travelers, US citizens, and residents entering the country
  • However, several groups, including the US Travel Association and Airlines for America have condemned the plan to require COVID-19 testing for domestic travel, describing it as "impractical"