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Biden to Extend Mask Mandate on Planes, Toughen Testing for Travelers Amid Omicron Jitters

The Epoch Times

By Tom Ozimek

December 2, 2021 Updated: December 2, 2021


The Biden administration is ramping up restrictions for travelers to and within the United States, requiring more stringent testing protocols and extending the existing mask mandate on domestic flights and public transportation to fight COVID-19 variants over the cold winter months.

The White House said on Dec. 2 that President Joe Biden would announce the changes later in the day, with the actions coming in response to the threat of COVID-19 variants—both Delta and the recently emerged Omicron strain.

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