After the US revision of the current extensive limitations that prevent many international travelers from visiting the USA, the Biden Administration is considering compulsory vaccination for COVID-19, and contact tracking of overseas tourists, a prominent white house consultant has claimed.
Jeffrey Zients, the Coronavirus Response Coordinator of the White House, told the government on Wednesday that present travel limits will continue until the administration has implemented the new system for restricting international travel because of the recent spike in the case of COVID-19. For the Centers for disease control and prevention, the system will play an important role.
We will also be putting in place contact tracing to enable CDC to follow up with inbound international travelers and those around them if someone has potentially been exposed to COVID-19, Zients said, and we are exploring vaccination requirements for foreign nationals traveling to the United States.
Zients commented on the subject of travel and the US tourism sector to a panel advising Trade Secretary Gina Raimondo.
The United States presently restricts most non-US residents who have traveled in the past 14 days to China, India, the UK, and most European countries, Brazil, and many other countries. The government, especially for UK travelers, has been pressured by airlines and other travel providers to remove the restrictions.
Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease specialist, separately said that he would accept a plan to require domestic flight vaccination. The aviation industry is firmly against this, stating that it would be impossible to implement and might lead to long routes at airports. Industry executives claim
m that a regulation that will not affect persons traveling by bus, train, or vehicle would be unfair to select passengers.