U.S. journey business urges White House to carry COVID restrictions, masks mandate | Reuters

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Travelers are seen below a PSA advising masks sporting in a concourse throughout the vacation season because the coronavirus Omicron variant threatens to extend case numbers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

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WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Travel Association on Tuesday urged the White House to carry COVID-19 journey restrictions and repeal a mandate requiring masks on airplanes and in different transit modes by April 18, in keeping with a letter seen by Reuters.

In a letter to Dr. Ashish Jha, the incoming White House COVID response coordinator, the group referred to as for an instantaneous finish to the pre-departure testing requirement for all totally vaccinated inbound worldwide individuals and ending the masks mandate by April 18 “or announcing a plan and timeline to repeal the federal mask mandate within the subsequent 90 days.”

The White House didn’t instantly remark.

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“It makes little sense to keep the pre-departure testing requirement in place for inbound air travelers when the U.S. government does not require negative tests at U.S-Canada and U.S.-Mexico land border points of entry,” wrote U.S. Travel Chief Executive Roger Dow.

The journey business additionally needs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to finish “avoid travel” advisories for all vaccinated people and urged the Biden administration to keep away from the long run “use of travel bans from specific countries.”

In whole, the CDC urges Americans to keep away from journey to about 120 international locations and territories.

It additionally calls by June 1 to “develop benchmarks and timelines for a pathway to the new normal that repeals pandemic-focused travel restrictions” together with ending all remaining restrictions, together with worldwide vaccine and testing mandates.

Earlier this month, the Biden administration prolonged necessities for vacationers to put on masks on airplanes, trains and in transit hubs by way of April 18 as public well being authorities evaluate when masks necessities must be dropped.

The masks necessities have resulted in vital friction on U.S. airplanes.

The CDC mentioned final week that 99.5% of the U.S. inhabitants is in a location the place COVID ranges are low sufficient that individuals don’t have to put on masks.

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Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chris Reese and Mark Porter

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