President Biden has once again lied about not issuing federal vaccine mandates and threatens to throw the U.S. supply chain into further crisis by requiring that “essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials” be “fully vaccinated” for Covid-19 by January 22.
“A senior administration official said the requirement, which the White House previewed in October, brings the rules for essential travelers in line with those that took effect earlier this month for leisure travelers, when the U.S. reopened its borders to fully vaccinated individuals,” the Associated Press reported.
“Essential travelers entering by ferry will also be required to be fully vaccinated by the same date, the official said,” the report added. “The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to preview the announcement.”
“The rules pertain to non-U.S. nationals,” the AP points out. “American citizens and permanent residents may still enter the U.S. regardless of their vaccination status, but face additional testing hurdles because officials believe they more easily contract and spread COVID-19 and in order to encourage them to get a shot.”
In September, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), introduced legislation that would bar the Biden administration from implementing vaccine passports requirements for interstate travel, the Epoch Times reported.
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