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H.R. 5204: Safe Travel Act


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 10, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 5204

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 10, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To require certain passengers, employees, contractors, and subcontractors of Amtrak and air carriers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID–19 or a negative test for COVID–19 for certain transportation or employment, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Safe Travel Act.

2.

Requirements for air carriers and airports

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, shall take such actions as are necessary to require all airports and air carriers operating in air transportation in the United States to require any patron of such airport or passenger of such air carrier to—

(1)

provide proof of vaccination against COVID–19; or

(2)

produce a negative test for COVID–19 within 72 hours before entering the airport or flying in air transportation on such air carrier.

(b)

Requirement for employees and contractors

All airports and air carriers operating in air transportation in the United States shall require all employees or contractors of such airport or air carrier to—

(1)

provide proof of vaccination against COVID–19; or

(2)

produce at least once per week a negative test for COVID–19.

(c)

Testing policy

All airports and air carriers covered under subsection (b) shall develop a testing policy to comply with subsection (b)(2).

3.

Requirements for Amtrak

(a)

In general

Amtrak shall require all passengers of any train operated by Amtrak to—

(1)

provide proof of vaccination against COVID–19; or

(2)

produce a negative test for COVID–19 within 72 hours before riding in interstate transportation on any Amtrak operated train.

(b)

Requirement for Amtrak employees and contractors

Any employee of Amtrak or any contractor or subcontractor of Amtrak shall be required to—

(1)

provide proof of vaccination against COVID–19; or

(2)

produce at least once per week a negative test for COVID–19.

(c)

Testing policy

Amtrak shall develop a testing policy to comply with subsection (b)(2).