Airlines and airports across the US will now be required to report to federal authorities any instances of passengers or patrons disobeying the new federal mask mandate, according to documents obtained by CNN.
The documents are the security directives issued to airlines and airports by the Transportation Security Administration this weekend to carry out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mask order, and President Joe Biden’s executive order.
The directive instructs officials to submit the “full name and contact information” of anyone not complying with the order to the TSA, as well as the “circumstances related to the refusal to comply.”
Airlines should make “best efforts to disembark the person who refuses to comply” with the mask mandate, the directive says.
The directive says that failure to comply with the mask rules at the airport “may result in the removal and denial of re-entry” of violators.
The order takes effect at 11:59 p.m. ET Monday.