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Airline CEOs Urge Biden to Drop Mask, Foreign-Traveler Mandates

March 23, 2022, 10:38 PM

The largest U.S. airlines urged President Joe Biden to immediately end federal requirements for masks on airplanes, along with mandated vaccinations and testing for international passengers coming to the country.

“It is past time” to eliminate the policies, the Airlines for America lobbying group said in a letter Wednesday, citing the level of Covid-19 vaccinations in the U.S. and the end to mask mandates across much of the country. The testing and shot rule “creates a competitive disadvantage for U.S. tourism,” the carriers said.

Masking has has been particularly contentious because it has been linked to a surge in the ...