Federal Government Taking ‘Very Close Look’ at Vaccine Passports for Travel: DHS SecretaryEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the federal government and his agency will evaluate whether to use a “vaccine passport”-type system for travelers coming into and out of the United States. The DHS is the agency that oversees the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which screens passengers at all U.S. airports. In an interview with ABC News on Friday, Mayorkas said that the United States is “taking a very close look” about the possibility of requiring vaccine passports for international travel. “We’re taking a very close look at that, you know, one of our principles that has guided us throughout this pandemic is the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and making sure that any passport that we provide for vaccinations is accessible to all and that no one is disenfranchised,” Mayorkas said, referring to restrictions being implemented during the pandemic. The secretary said that such a system—which …Read More

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