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U.S. Considers COVID-19 Testing for Domestic Air Travel

The Biden administration is considering a rule that would require negative Covid-19 test results for domestic air travel, according to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg mentioned the possible testing requirement for air travelers within the United States in an interview Sunday with “Axios on HBO.”

“There’s an active conversation with the CDC right now,” Buttigieg told Axios. “What I can tell you is, it’s going to be guided by data, by science, by medicine, and by the input of the people who are actually going to have to carry this out.”

On Monday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that screening U.S. travelers for Covid-19 could be helpful. But she did not expand upon whether there are plans to test domestic travelers.

Read the full story at CNN

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