As part of President Joe Biden’s executive order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel, the Transport Security Administration (TSA) is needing all passengers to wear a face covering at all “TSA airport screening checkpoints” from February 2, the TSA revealed Sunday.
The TSA kept in mind in a statement Sunday: “The federal face mask requirement extends to the nation’s domestic network of airports; guests and team members flying aboard aircrafts run by domestic and foreign air carriers with incoming flights to U.S. ports of entry; and surface area transport modes, such as traveler rail, bus systems, and over-the-road bus companies.
” Passengers without a mask may be denied entry, boarding, or continued transport.
” Passengers who decline to use a mask will not be permitted to enter the safe and secure location of the airport, which consists of the terminal and gate location.
The most current mandate follows a mask order released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), making it a federal offense not to wear masks on public and industrial transportation.
Under the Donald Trump administration, the CDC did not issue a mask required for travel however strongly suggested face coverings for travelers and commuters.
Passengers getting in a Transport Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois on October 19,2020 All travelers must use a face covering at all TSA airport screening checkpoints from Tuesday, February 2.
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