The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday walked back on comments made by the head of the agency, suggesting the previous day that the federal government was “thoroughly investigating” the idea of needing vaccine passport to enter or leave the United States.
“Looking forward to the summer, Europe and other countries will open up. Will we see vaccine passports traveling internationally whether in or outside the US?” A host of “Good Morning America” said. On ABC asked Alejandro Mayorkas, chief of DHS.
“We looked at that very carefully,” Mayorkas replied.
But DHS said Mayorkas only discussed how Americans should use such passports to enter other countries.
“We’ve always said we’re looking at how we can make sure Americans traveling abroad have a quick and easy way to get into other countries. That’s what the secretary means; make sure everyone is. travelers to the United States can easily meet any expected entry requirements in a foreign country, ”a spokesman for the agency told news outlets.
“There is no federal vaccine database and no federal mandate that requires everyone to obtain a vaccination credential,” also said the department.
The White House responded to Mayorkas ’statement by saying the same thing. – READ MORE
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