COVID-19 Rules for Vaccinated Passengers: Almost all airlines are currently urging the Biden government to remove travel restrictions for vaccinated passengers travelling to the US.
As many as 29 major airlines have urged the Biden government to remove pre-departure COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinated passengers who wish to travel to the US.
The airline group addressed its concern to Jeffrey Zients who’s the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator.
It maintained that recovery of travel and aviation is dependent on the US government taking steps toward removing restrictions “that are no longer justified by current circumstances.”
The coalition further added, “Doing so is justified by the pervasiveness of COVID cases in all 50 states, increased immunity and higher vaccination rates as well as new treatments,” It said.
The coalition of airlines included the major airlines like American Airlines, trade association Airlines for America, the US Travel Association, the Aerospace Industries Association, the International Air Transport Association and the US Chamber of Commerce. The above initiation was taken mainly to remove COVID-19 rules for vaccinated passengers.
This is what the aviation group addressed in its letter, “Surveys of air passengers indicate that pre-departure testing is a leading factor in the decision not to travel internationally,” it said.
“People simply are unwilling to take the chance that they will be unable to return to the US at the end of their business trip or vacation.” It further added.
The White House did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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