Transportation Department, CDC Mulling COVID Test For Domestic Flights

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the Biden administration is working with the CDC to determine if the public needs to have a negative coronavirus test before they fly to another state.

In an interview with Axios, Buttigieg explained that “Well, there’s an active conversation with the CDC right now, what I can tell you is this going to be guided by data, by science, by medicine, and by the input of the people are actually going to have to carry this out.” 

The Secretary noted, “But here’s the thing, the safer we can make air travel in terms of perception as well as reality, the more people are going to be ready to get back in the air.”

Buttigieg also said that he wanted to start paying more attention to “bikes, scooters, wheelchairs” because “roads aren’t only for vehicles.”