By David Shepardson



Travellers make their way to the gates at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Detroit


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Travellers make their strategy to the gates at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Detroit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior U.S. lawmaker needs Congress to mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccines or current adverse exams for all home air and prepare vacationers.

Consultant Don Beyer, a Democrat, launched laws to require proof of vaccination or a adverse COVID check inside 72 hours of journey for home airline and Amtrak rail journeys. It might additionally require all airport or Amtrak workers to be vaccinated or be topic to weekly COVID testing.



Don Beyer wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) attends a news conference in Washington, U.S., about the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act


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FILE PHOTO: Consultant Don Beyer (D-VA) attends a information convention in Washington, U.S., in regards to the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

Beyer cited United Airways resolution in August to require workers to get COVID-19 exams or face termination.

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“Individuals desire a return to regular that features touring for enterprise or pleasure, and Congress can assist make folks comfy touring once more by placing fundamental necessities in place that forestall the unfold of COVID,” Beyer mentioned in an announcement.

Canada mentioned in August it might require all air, prepare and cruise-ship vacationers to be vaccinated. Different nations are requiring vaccine passports for journey and different occasions.

The White Home and a bunch representing main airways didn’t instantly remark.

Reuters reported in August the Biden administration was growing a plan to require practically all overseas guests to the US to be absolutely vaccinated towards COVID-19 as a part of measures in direction of ultimately lifting journey restrictions that bar a lot of the world from getting into the US.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Enhancing by Bernadette Baum)

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