When asked when he would make a decision on domestic travel vaccine requirements while out for a walk in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Biden told reporters, "when I get a recommendation from the medical team.".
The idea of mandating coronavirus vaccines for domestic travel has been bouncing around the administration for months, and the emergence of the omicron variant caused the White House to revisit questions over whether to impose it.
Biden last month said he would wait for the scientific community to give him a recommendation when asked if consideration has been given to domestic flights requiring tests or vaccines.
Biden’s chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci Anthony FauciOvernight Health Care — CDC under fire for new guidance CDC comes under fire for new COVID-19 guidance Biden says if medical team advises it, he'll issue domestic travel vaccine requirement MORE on Monday cleaned up his previous remarks on a mandate after he said on Sunday that “anything that could get people more vaccinated would be welcome” when asked about for his thoughts on a domestic travel mandate.
“I doubt if we’re going to see something like that in the reasonably foreseeable future,” he added.
Late last month, White House press secretary Jen Psaki Jen PsakiBiden says if medical team advises it, he'll issue domestic travel vaccine requirement Fauci on lack of tests during holiday season: 'We've got to do better' Fauci says he was 'stunned' by boos from Trump supporters over booster revelation MORE told reporters that Biden wasn’t taking any options off the table, but that he will rely on health and medical experts when she was asked about vaccine requirements for domestic air travel.
While the business community takes major issue with a vaccine and testing requirement for domestic air travel, citing the potentially difficult logistics of it, Democrats in November called on Biden to require proof of vaccination or a recent negative test for airline passengers. »