By the authority vested in me as President by the Structure and the guidelines of the United States of The us, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Coverage. Science-based community overall health actions are crucial to blocking the unfold of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by travelers in the United States and those who enter the state from overseas. The Facilities for Ailment Command and Avoidance (CDC), the Surgeon General, and the Nationwide Institutes of Overall health have concluded that mask-wearing, actual physical distancing, acceptable ventilation, and well timed tests can mitigate the risk of travelers spreading COVID-19. Accordingly, to help you save lives and make it possible for all Americans, like the thousands and thousands of persons employed in the transportation market, to vacation and perform properly, it is the policy of my Administration to employ these public overall health measures consistent with CDC suggestions on public modes of transportation and at ports of entry to the United States.
Sec. 2. Rapid Motion to Demand Mask-Donning on Selected Domestic Modes of Transportation.
(a) Mask Necessity. The Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Wellness and Human Expert services (HHS), the Secretary of Transportation (which include by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)), the Secretary of Homeland Safety (like by means of the Administrator of the Transportation Protection Administration (TSA) and the Commandant of the United States Coastline Guard), and the heads of any other government departments and companies (businesses) that have appropriate regulatory authority (heads of organizations) shall quickly acquire action, to the extent ideal and steady with relevant legislation, to call for masks to be worn in compliance with CDC pointers in or on:
(ii) commercial aircraft
(iv) community maritime vessels, such as ferries
(v) intercity bus expert services and
(vi) all varieties of public transportation as outlined in area 5302 of title 49, United States Code.
(b) Consultation. In implementing this portion, the heads of companies shall seek advice from, as appropriate, with interested get-togethers, which includes Point out, neighborhood, Tribal, and territorial officials industry and union associates from the transportation sector and shopper reps.
(c) Exceptions. The heads of businesses might make categorical or situation-by-scenario exceptions to procedures produced less than this part, consistent with applicable law, to the extent that executing so is important or needed by legislation. If the heads of companies do make exceptions, they shall require alternative and appropriate safeguards, and shall doc all exceptions in crafting.
(d) Preemption. To the extent permitted by applicable legislation, the heads of companies shall guarantee that any action taken to put into action this segment does not preempt Condition, neighborhood, Tribal, and territorial rules or principles imposing public well being steps that are a lot more protective of general public overall health than these demanded by the heads of companies.
(e) Coordination. The Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response and Counselor to the President (COVID-19 Response Coordinator) shall coordinate the implementation of this section. The heads of companies shall update the COVID-19 Reaction Coordinator on their progress in applying this section, like any categorical exceptions recognized under subsection (c) of this area, in 7 times of the date of this get and often thereafter. The heads of companies are inspired to bring to the focus of the COVID-19 Response Coordinator any thoughts concerning the scope or implementation of this part.
Sec. 3. Motion to Apply Further Public Health and fitness Steps for Domestic Journey.
(a) Suggestions. The Secretary of Transportation (which include through the Administrator of the FAA) and the Secretary of Homeland Stability (such as through the Administrator of the TSA and the Commandant of the Coastline Guard), in consultation with the Director of CDC, shall instantly deliver to the COVID-19 Response Coordinator suggestions relating to how their respective companies may impose supplemental community well being steps for domestic travel.
(b) Consultation. In employing this portion, the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Homeland Safety shall have interaction with intrigued get-togethers, together with Point out, local, Tribal, and territorial officials sector and union reps from the transportation sector and customer associates.
Sec. 4. Help for State, Regional, Tribal, and Territorial Authorities. The COVID-19 Reaction Coordinator, in coordination with the Secretary of Transportation and the heads of any other suitable organizations, shall instantly discover and advise companies of selections to incentivize, assist, and encourage common mask-putting on and bodily distancing on public modes of transportation, steady with CDC rules and applicable regulation.
Sec. 5. International Vacation.
(a) Plan. It is the policy of my Administration that, to the extent feasible, vacationers in search of to enter the United States from a foreign region shall be:
(i) expected to make evidence of a the latest negative COVID-19 examination prior to entry and
(ii) essential to comply with other relevant CDC suggestions regarding global vacation, such as encouraged intervals of self-quarantine or self-isolation right after entry into the United States.
(b) Air Journey.
(i) The Secretary of HHS, including by way of the Director of CDC, and in coordination with the Secretary of Transportation (like by way of the Administrator of the FAA) and the Secretary of Homeland Protection (including as a result of the Administrator of the TSA), shall, in just 14 days of the day of this order, evaluate the CDC order of January 12, 2021, relating to the need of a destructive COVID-19 exam consequence for airline passengers touring into the United States, in mild of subsection (a) of this segment. Centered on these types of assessment, the Secretary of HHS and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall consider any more acceptable regulatory action, to the extent feasible and constant with CDC guidelines and relevant legislation. This kind of evaluation and regulatory motion shall include things like thought of:
(A) the timing and sorts of COVID-19 assessments that should really fulfill the negative exam requirement, like thought of more testing quickly prior to departure
(B) the proof of test results that tourists need to be demanded to supply
(C) the feasibility of applying choice and sufficiently protective community overall health steps, these types of as screening, self-quarantine, and self-isolation on arrival, for tourists moving into the United States from nations around the world the place COVID-19 checks are inaccessible, particularly the place such inaccessibility of tests would have an effect on the skill of United States citizens and lawful lasting residents to return to the United States and
(D) steps to reduce fraud.
(ii) The Secretary of HHS, in coordination with the Secretary of Transportation (such as via the Administrator of the FAA) and the Secretary of Homeland Safety (such as as a result of the Administrator of the TSA), shall promptly deliver to the President, by the COVID-19 Response Coordinator, a program for how the Secretary and other Federal Authorities actors could put into action the plan said in subsection (a) of this area with respect to CDC-suggested periods of self-quarantine or self-isolation after a flight to the United States from a international state, as he deems acceptable and steady with applicable legislation. The strategy shall discover agencies’ equipment and mechanisms to aid vacationers in complying with these types of policy.
(iii) The Secretary of Point out, in session with the Secretary of HHS (which include by way of the Director of CDC), the Secretary of Transportation (which includes by means of the Administrator of the FAA), and the Secretary of Homeland Stability, shall look for to consult with foreign governments, the Entire world Overall health Business, the Intercontinental Civil Aviation Business, the International Air Transportation Association, and any other pertinent stakeholders to establish guidelines for community wellness actions involved with risk-free international vacation, including on plane and at ports of entry. Any this kind of tips ought to handle quarantine, tests, COVID-19 vaccination, observe-up testing and symptom-monitoring, air filtration prerequisites, environmental decontamination specifications, and call tracing.
(c) Land Journey. The Secretary of Point out, in session with the Secretary of HHS, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Homeland Protection, and the Director of CDC, shall quickly start diplomatic outreach to the governments of Canada and Mexico relating to community well being protocols for land ports of entry. Dependent on this diplomatic engagement, inside of 14 days of the day of this buy, the Secretary of HHS (like via the Director of CDC), the Secretary of Transportation, and the Secretary of Homeland Stability shall submit to the President a approach to put into practice suitable public health steps at land ports of entry. The strategy should really apply CDC guidelines, dependable with relevant legislation, and take into account the operational things to consider relevant to the different populations who enter the United States by land.
(d) Sea Travel. The Secretary of Homeland Stability, by the Commandant of the Coast Guard and in consultation with the Secretary of HHS and the Director of CDC, shall, within just 14 days of the date of this buy, post to the President a program to carry out proper community health measures at sea ports. The plan should really put into action CDC recommendations, regular with applicable regulation, and just take into account operational considerations.
(e) Intercontinental Certificates of Vaccination or Prophylaxis. Consistent with relevant regulation, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of HHS, and the Secretary of Homeland Stability (such as by way of the Administrator of the TSA), in coordination with any suitable international organizations, shall evaluate the feasibility of linking COVID-19 vaccination to Global Certificates of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) and making digital variations of ICVPs.
(f) Coordination. The COVID-19 Response Coordinator, in session with the Assistant to the President for Countrywide Security Affairs and the Assistant to the President for Domestic Plan, shall coordinate the implementation of this area. The Secretary of Point out, the Secretary of HHS, the Secretary of Transportation, and the Secretary of Homeland Stability shall update the COVID-19 Response Coordinator on their development in implementing this portion inside of 7 times of the date of this get and often thereafter. The heads of all organizations are inspired to bring to the consideration of the COVID-19 Response Coordinator any inquiries with regards to the scope or implementation of this segment.
Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) Practically nothing in this get shall be construed to impair or if not have an affect on:
(i) the authority granted by law to an govt section or agency, or the head thereof or
(ii) the features of the Director of the Business office of Administration and Spending plan relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This get shall be carried out consistent with applicable legislation and topic to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This purchase is not meant to, and does not, make any appropriate or gain, substantive or procedural, enforceable at legislation or in fairness by any celebration in opposition to the United States, its departments, companies, or entities, its officers, workers, or brokers, or any other particular person.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.
THE WHITE House,
January 21, 2021.