More than 30 countries impose travel restrictions
Foreign nationals who are banned from entering the United States because they have been to one of eight African countries (South Africa, Botswana, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique and Malawi) in the previous 14 days will be allowed to travel again on flights to U.S. territory departing after 12:01 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (05:00 GMT on December 31).
South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, and MalawiOn November 29, the United States banned access to nearly all non-U.S. citizens who had recently been to these countries out of “over-caution” for the variant detected in South Africa.
The restrictions have not prevented flights or Americans from returning from southern Africa. Dr. Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease expert, said Monday that the lifting of the restrictions was because “we have enough infections in our own country.” “We’re letting in people from other countries that have as much or more infection than southern African countries.”
The 4 requirements to enter the United States in
Context: The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the official name of the new strain, omicron, in accordance with protocols. It labeled it a “variant of concern” in a Friday statement.
What do they say? Fauci, in an interview on CNN’s New Day, said the new variant has “some mutations” that “are raising some concern,” including “with respect to possible increased transmissibility and likely evasion of immune response.”
U.S. re-establishes travel restrictions due to the
Washington, Dec 21 (EFE) – U.S. President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is “considering” reversing the travel restrictions from South Africa and other African countries imposed by his administration last November after the appearance of the omicron variant.
Earlier this month, the U.S. government’s chief epidemiologist, Anthony Fauci, said he expected the United States to review these travel restrictions within “a reasonable period of time.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed Monday that omicron is already the most contagious variant of the coronavirus in the United States, where between December 12 and 18 accounted for 73.2% of new cases. EFE
U.S. bans travel from South Africa and other countries in the world
Foreign nationals who cannot enter the United States because they have been in one of the eight countries within the previous 14 days will again be allowed to travel on U.S.-bound flights departing after 12:01 a.m. ET on Dec. 31, a senior official said. confirming a Reuters report.
Top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Monday that the restrictions are likely to be lifted “because we have enough infection in our own country … We are allowing in people from other countries that have as much or more infection than southern Africa.”