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Alejandro Mayorkas, the Homeland Security Secretary, told Good Morning America on Friday that the department is “taking a very close look” at vaccine passports for traveling in or out of the United States.

Have no fear, though, as Mayorkas said a guiding principle of the administration throughout the pandemic is the value of “diversity, equity and inclusion and making sure that any passport that we provide for vaccinations is accessible to all and that no one is disenfranchised.”

The White House had previously denied any federal mandate of proof of COVID vaccination would be put into practice.

The Department of Homeland Security attempted to clarify Mayorkas’s comments, saying he was discussing ways to make sure Americans meet travel requirements for other countries.

Author: Jacob Hall