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H.R. 906: To prohibit the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, from setting a requirement that air carriers and foreign air carriers must require an individual to test negative for COVID-19 to travel in air transportation on an air carrier, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 8, 2021 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

Even many who support the overseas mandate oppose the mandate domestically, such as the U.S. Travel Association.

Context

On President Joe Biden’s second day in office, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) began mandating a negative COVID-19 test from any passenger arriving on an international flight. As of this writing, the same requirement has not been implemented for domestic flights as well, but Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told HBO’s political news program Axios that he was considering such a move.

“There’s an active conversation with the CDC right now,” Buttigieg said in the interview. “What I can tell you is, it’s going to ...


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 906

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 8, 2021

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

A BILL

To prohibit the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, from setting a requirement that air carriers and foreign air carriers must require an individual to test negative for COVID–19 to travel in air transportation on an air carrier, and for other purposes.

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Prohibition on requiring COVID–19 testing to fly

The Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, may not set a requirement that air carriers and foreign air carriers must require an individual to test negative for COVID–19 to travel in air transportation on an air carrier departing from an airport in the United States or a territory of the United States and landing at another airport in the United States or a territory of the United States.