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Airlines Ask White House for Standardized COVID-19 Credentials for Passengers

TUESDAY, March 9, 2021 -- Uniform guidelines are needed for credentials showing that travelers have been tested and vaccinated for COVID-19, major airline, airline labor unions, and business groups say in a letter to the White House.

While a number of countries and groups are trying to develop so-called "vaccine passports," airlines are concerned that having a mix of regional credentials will cause confusion and that none will be widely accepted, the Associated Press reported.

The airline industry believes one set of rules for such documents will help revive travel. "It is crucial to establish uniform guidance" and "the U.S. must be a leader in this development," more than two dozen groups said in the letter sent Monday to White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, the AP reported. There was no immediate comment from the White House.

The groups also said that COVID-19 vaccination should not be required for domestic or international travel, and they want the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to take a leading role in developing travel credentials. The type of information to include in such credentials is currently being worked on by the World Health Organization and the aviation arm of the United Nations, the AP reported.

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