Travel Biden to potentially withhold funding from travel companies, cruises unless they implement vaccine requirement
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Both longtime and potential first-time cruisers are booked at a higher rate than pre-pandemic.Originally curious about everyday travelers' views on cruise vacations – then further interested in the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on their attitudes toward cruising – U.S. News ran a survey on the travel.usnews.com website from early 2020 through mid-2021 to learn more.
President Biden is considering withholding funding from certain institutions to encourage vaccinations, including travel companies, according to an anonymous source who spoke to the Washington Post.
“The Biden administration is considering using federal regulatory powers and the threat of withholding federal funds from institutions to push more Americans to get vaccinated,” the Post, and also said that such effort could apply to the 90 million-plus eligible Americans who remain unvaccinated at various institutions, including “long-term-care facilities, cruise ships and universities.”
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Thus far, the Biden administration hasfrom enforcing a federally mandated vaccine passport for both travel and daily use, despite growing pressure from airlines and health experts. Even so, the president has at vaccination as a prerequisite for international travel.
Biden’s presidential powers would allow him to require proof of vaccination for domestic travel.
Video: U.S. plans to give extra COVID-19 shots to at-risk Americans - Fauci (Reuters)
A vaccine mandate of some sort may be an inevitable necessity to combat the delta variant, says Dr. Anthony Fauci.
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“If we continue to vaccinate and we get those 93 million people who are eligible people who are eligible for vaccinations who have not been vaccinated, if we do that in the immediate, intermediate and longterm, and do the mitigation right now, we will turn the Delta surge around,” Faucion Aug. 5. “I will guarantee you that that will happen if we do what I just outlined.”
Just yesterday, the White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients confirmed that agency working groups are “developing plans” to open U.S. borders once again to foreign nations, including a vaccine requirement for incoming travelers.
“…Part of that planning is a phased approach that foreign nationals traveling to the United States may — there’s still policy work being done here — may need to have some type of a vaccine requirement, but that’s not a decision at this point,” Zientsin a press briefing on Aug. 5. “That’s one of the paths that’s being looked at and considered, but there are — there are alternative paths being looked at, at the same time.”
Cruise vs. All-Inclusive Resort: Which Is Better?
Find out the pros and cons of each and see which option is right for you.To help, U.S. News compiled a list of questions to consider when deciding between a land- or sea-based vacation, along with suggestions for some cruise line and all-inclusive resort options. If staying within a set budget is a top priority, you'll want to read the fine print before you book – whether you're setting sail on the high seas or relaxing poolside at a beachfront property. (Note: Resort amenities and cruise voyages may be affected by the coronavirus outbreak. New policies may be in place, including capacity restrictions, COVID-19 vaccinations or dining reservation requirements.
Featured photo of a vaccine clinic in Springfield, Mo., by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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