Skip to comments.White House Not Ruling Out Vaccine Requirements for ‘Domestic Travel’: Spokeswoman
Posted on 11/08/2021 6:18:59 PM PST by lightman
White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that the administration will not rule out imposing COVID-19 vaccine requirements for domestic travel as the United States lifted its travel ban on non-essential travel for vaccinated air and land travelers on Monday.
When asked about restrictions being lifted for vaccinated travelers into the United States starting Monday and if the administration is considering extending vaccine requirements to domestic travel, Jean-Pierre demurred but did not rule it out.
“So, we say this all time … everything’s on the table,” she said, adding: “We just don’t have any announcement to preview right now on this.”
“So, I don’t have anything more to share on the domestic travel” policy, said Jean-Pierre, who is filling in for White House press secretary Jen Psaki. Psaki tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, on Oct. 31.
It’s not clear if Jean-Pierre is referring to mandating vaccine rules for domestic air travel, Amtrak travel, or other forms of land travel. The Transportation Security Administration and several other government agencies often refer to flights within the United States as “domestic travel” or “domestic air travel.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s website regarding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic appears to suggest that “domestic travel” refers to all forms of travel within the United States, recommending to “delay travel until you are fully vaccinated … if you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow CDC’s recommendations for people who are not fully vaccinated.” Furthermore, it requires that non-vaccinated people wear masks on planes, trains, and other forms of public transportation.
The reporter’s question to Jean-Pierre came as the United States on Monday lifted its 20-month-long travel ban for all vaccinated international air travelers. The travel restrictions had barred non-U.S. citizens from traveling from dozens of countries—including India and much of Europe, and it had also restricted land entry from Mexico and Canada.
Lawmakers from U.S. border states praised the move to lift the unprecedented restrictions which harmed the economies of local communities and prevented visits to friends and families for 19 months.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, members of our shared cross-border community have felt the pain and economic hardship of the land border closures. That pain is about to end,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.
“On behalf of the U.S. travel industry: WELCOME,” the U.S. Travel Association wrote on Twitter Monday morning. “Today marks a monumental and long-awaited day for travelers, long-separated friends and family who can now safely reunite with loved ones.”
The Epoch Times has contacted the Biden administration for clarification on Jean-Pierre’s comment.
Do it. Do it by Friday. Come on, you wimps! Time to press forward with your socialist’s agenda. No one is going to stop you.
We’re fast approaching a time to make a solution happen to this problem.
I identify as an illegal/gov’t employee so no jab is required.
They keep doing it because they suffer no consequences!
Do it! Let’s get things going! Or will the Deep State strategically pull back a little and let the frogs boil slower? They should pull back a little; I’m not sure they are capable. Let’s get this thing on! The demented and incontinent old bastard is about as weak as it gets. They have no bullpen.
Illegals and Jean Pierre are exempt.
Ever hear of the “Door in the Face” sales technique?
That’s what this is. Just like the $450K to illegals separated.
We’re going to say no, and then the WH will “compromise” on something like digital IDs and the GOP will go with it and we’ll all breathe a sigh of relief.
Which is what the Left wanted anyway.
Digital IDs will cause the shooting to start.
But, if you’re illegal...you can travel freely
We’re running out of patience with you people.
We need to make a map of all the available lampposts so we know where to find them when we need them.
This entire criminal government syndicate needs to be exterminated. That’s the best idea I can come up with.
I’ll go where I want.
They really do want cwii/rwii to begin
Because they cant wait to open fire on us and have no legitimate pretext to do so presently
I self-identify as a member of Congress
I’ll take the ivermectin and hcq and monoclonal antibodies, please
This ought to do wonders for the cratering airline industry.
Covid is such a threat to the health of America, we have to discuss possibly restricting free movement in this country somewhere down the road.
“Domestic travel”. Does that include the flood of illegal foreign nationals crossing the southern border? Apparently Brandon issues punitive fiats that apply only to American citizens.
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