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U.S. Eyeing Vaccine ‘Passports’ for Travel Abroad, Says DHS Head

  • DHS says it’s studying how Americans can enter other countries
  • Agency says that there will be no federal vaccination database
Travelers wearing protective masks stand in line at Ronald Reagan National Airport.
Travelers wearing protective masks stand in line at Ronald Reagan National Airport.Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg
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The U.S. is taking a close look at vaccine “passports” for international travel, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Friday, opening the door to voluntary measures to prove vaccination status abroad.

Mayorkas, speaking on ABC’s “Good Morning America” ahead of the U.S. Memorial Day holiday, was asked about creating the document for flights into and out of the U.S.