Biden to reinstate Covid travel restrictions Trump rescinded, impose new ban on South Africa

The limits would also affect non-U.S. citizens traveling from the United Kingdom, Ireland and much of Europe.

1/25/2021 6:46:00 AM

President Biden is expected to impose travel ban Monday for most non-US citizens traveling from South Africa, 2 White House officials say; Biden is also expected to reinstate restrictions affecting travel from the UK, Ireland, and parts of Europe.

The limits would also affect non-U.S. citizens traveling from the United Kingdom, Ireland and much of Europe.

in a tweet criticized Trump's decision to rescind the bans he had implemented."With the pandemic worsening, and more contagious variants emerging around the world, this is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel," she said.

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The restrictions are set to be lifted Tuesday.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday that, beginning Tuesday, it will no longer consider exceptions toits requirement that international travelerspresent negative coronavirus tests. Airlines had asked the agency to relax the rule for some countries with limited testing capacity.

"As variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus continue to emerge in countries around the world, there is growing evidence of increased transmissibility of some of these variants, as well as unknown health and vaccine implications," a CDC spokesman said in a statement."Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 and emerging variants."

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If trump did this hex be called a racist. So travel bans are ok now, when Trump issued a travel ban on China he was called racist and xenophobic for doing so it's biased reporting like this is why no one trusts the media anymore O M G! XENOPHOBE! Yeah, a racist problem lol But they can come in illegally at the border and become instant citizens. No tests for covid.

What a racist! Straight up xenophobic Oh? Mr President we have a problem in Uganda why don't you come and help us 40yrs no jobs no no medication no academics tribalism Now only muslim immigrants will travel to America Biden is Racist! JoeBiden Before all of you magaAZZhats start complaining. He's not proposing a band based on ethnicity or religion. See how that works? Even if he is pretending, he at least has the common sense to cover it up.