There is currently no discussion inside the Department of Homeland Security about requiring passengers on domestic flights to be vaccinated, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday.
“There is not at this time,” said Mayorkas, when asked by CNN’s Pamela Brown if there is any discussion or consideration to mandate vaccines for airline passengers for domestic flights.
The secretary’s remarks come as CEOs of several major American airlines have indicated it is unlikely they would require vaccines for domestic travel.
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said he does not anticipate a vaccination requirement for travel within the United States, but he said it is possible for some international travel. Delta Air Lines’ CEO Ed Bastian also does not foresee vaccinations as a requirement to fly in the US, according to a May interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow.