It looks like the Biden administration might have their sights set on doing some serious damage to the airline industry. Incredibly, they are considering implementing mandatory coronavirus testing for travelers on domestic U.S. flights. You read that correctly, in order to fly in the United States, the government might try to make it mandatory that you have a negative COVID-19 test.
“We also have to look at the possible planning in domestic travel,” Dr. Marty Cetron, the director for the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine at the DCD said Tuesday. “We’re actively looking at it. We realize that there’s been a dramatic evolution and increase in both testing platforms and testing capacity.”
This potential requirement would expand on the new international testing requirement the U.S. imposed Tuesday. All U.S.-bound travelers must test negative within three days or present proof of having recovered from the virus.
Major U.S. airlines, including Delta, American, United and Southwest have yet to weigh-in on this potential new decree, but they all are trying to recover from their loss of business travel in 2020 and are trying to replace lost revenues.