Wow!this Transportation Security Administration (TSA)) Not playing with some of you travelers, they think they can travel without complying with the mask regulations set by the CDC. As people continue to travel, not wearing a mask will increase the risk of spreading COVID-19, and TSA is not suitable. The government has decided to resolve this issue and announced an increase in fines for travelers who fail to comply with the regulations.
according to Washington post, This updated fine is due to the fact that more than 4,000 incident reports related to masks have been received since the requirement was enforced earlier this year. Starting today, any passenger who refuses to wear a mask in the airport will face a fine of 500 to 1,000 US dollars. Those who violate federal regulations for the second time will face higher fines ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Those fined will be allowed to present their case to TSA officials or request a hearing before the administrative judge makes a final decision.
In addition, the amount of fines varies, depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident. After the news broke, TSA administrator David Pekoske issued a statement. David said: “We are grateful to most travelers who voluntarily comply with the requirements every day, but found that this action is necessary to maximize the protection of those who use and work in the transportation system and control COVID-19.”
If you remember, President Joe Biden recently talked about the increase in fines this week in a press conference. He explained that this step would prevent the spread of the more contagious variant of Delta. The United States is not the only place where fines may be marked with high prices. Currently, travelers who violate the regulations will face a fine of US$5,000 (US$3,950) in Canada.
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