Shortly after the Trump administration introduced it will be lifting COVID journey restrictions for the U.Okay., elements of Europe and Brazil, the incoming Biden crew stated that may not be the case.
Jen Psaki, incoming White Home press secretary for President-elect Joe Biden, tweeted that the brand new administration does not intend to carry the journey restrictions on Jan. 26.
“With the pandemic worsening, and extra contagious variants rising all over the world, this isn’t the time to be lifting restrictions on worldwide journey,” she tweeted. “On the recommendation of our medical crew, the Administration doesn’t intend to carry these restrictions on 1/26. Actually, we plan to strengthen public well being measures round worldwide journey with a purpose to additional mitigate the unfold of COVID-19.”
Trump issued a proclamation Monday night time, saying he’ll rescind journey bans for non-U.S. residents from Brazil, the UK and far of Europe subsequent week.
The journey bans had been put in place at first of the pandemic following calls from well being officers who urged the president to cease the unfold of the virus.
The restrictions shall be eliminated beginning Jan. 26, the identical day that each one vacationers should current a destructive coronavirus take a look at or proof of restoration from COVID-19 to enter the US.
“Public well being officers within the jurisdictions have a confirmed document of working with the US to share correct and well timed COVID-19 testing and pattern knowledge, and the US has energetic collaborations with the jurisdictions relating to how you can make journey protected between our respective international locations,” the proclamation stated.
The U.Okay. and Europe bans had been instituted in March, whereas the Brazil ban was applied in Could.
-ABC Information’ Elizabeth Thomas