USDA Clears Santa’s Reindeer, FAA Grants SANTA Special Flight and Launch Permissions

Santa is cleared to enter the USA on Christmas Eve.

Dr Anthony Fauci made sure Santa got the Covid-19 vaccine on December 19. He personally visited Sa and said “Santa is good to go.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)  issued a movement permit to Mr. S. Nicholas Claus of the North Pole, a broker with Worldwide Gifts, Unlimited. The permit will allow reindeer to enter and exit the United States between the hours of 7 p.m. December 24, 2020 and 7 a.m. December 25, 2020, through or over any U.S. border port.“This is a holiday season like no other. But as I told my grandkids, Santa has immunity to COVID, so he and his reindeer will circle the globe as planned,” said USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs Under Secretary Greg Ibach. “We are all looking forward to Mr. Claus’ special brand of Christmas cheer, this year more than ever. To help ensure a smooth trip, USDA worked with Worldwide Gifts Unlimited to issue this permit in advance and waived all applicable fees.”Veterinary officials ensured the reindeer met all entry requirements before issuing the permit. It was noted on the health certificate that one reindeer, Rudolph, has a minor physical anomaly. The veterinarian indicated that Rudolph’s red nose, while bright, was normal for him and not a concern.

The Secret Service has the protection detail ready to go as soon as Santa arrives in the USA. CodeName BIG RED was activated by the Director of the Secret Service on December 21.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  announced it has granted Santa Claus and his reindeer-powered sleigh special operating authority to engage in interstate air-cargo-delivery services directly to rooftops throughout the United States on Christmas Eve. In addition, for the first time ever, the FAA issued Santa a special commercial space license for a crewed mission to the International Space Station using his StarSleigh-1 space capsule powered by the Rudolph Rocket. The mission license includes both launch and reentry operations and will occur from a U.S.-based spaceport.“We are pleased to help Santa safely navigate through the National Airspace System to bring his unique and universal brand of good will and joy to children and adults of all ages—even to those orbiting the Earth,” said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson.  “Let’s face it, 2020 was a difficult year and we all could use some special holiday cheer that only Santa can deliver.”

And to make sure that the USA does not lose Santa around the world NORAD is keeping an eye on Santa throughout his journey today. You can find the NORAD tracker https://www.noradsanta.org/ or call 1-877-HI-NORAD.

 

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