Kovid-19 Travel Ban: Biden to Restore Restrictions Taken by Trump

The official said that Biden would also increase the ban for travelers who have recently traveled to South Africa.

The move, first reported by Reuters, comes exactly one week after President Donald Trump signed an executive order In its last days in office, the ban on travelers from these countries was lifted effective January 26.

“I agree with the Secretary that this action is the best way to protect Americans from COVID-19,” Trump wrote to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar in the order.

However, the Biden transition team vowed that the new administration would not lift the ban on the same night. The White House press secretary said, “With the worsening of the epidemic, and more infectious versions emerging around the world, this is not the time to ban international travel.” Jen Saki said on Twitter.

“On the advice of our medical team, the administration does not intend to lift these restrictions at 1/26. In fact, we plan to strengthen public health measures around international travel to reduce the spread of COVID-19 Are. “

The decision to re-enforce travel restrictions and expand sanctions – in South Africa’s case – marks the latest attempt by the Biden administration to break the epidemic from Trump’s prudent approach as cases continue to climb nationwide.

Biden said on his first full day in office on Thursday that his strategy would be “based on science, not politics” as he signed a slate of executive functions related to coronoviruses, including evidence of disturbances in vaccine supply and a negative The need for international travelers to provide is included. Kovid-19 test before moving to the US.

Many countries affected by Trump’s order have recent requirements for American travelers wishing to enter their borders.

American travelers must have a negative Kovid-19 test within 72 hours before traveling to the United Kingdom or Ireland, and in combination with evidence of a complete declaration of the traveler’s health to enter Brazil. American travelers generally cannot enter countries such as Spain, Germany, France, Italy, and Sweden without meeting specific requirements.

This story has been updated to include additional information.


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