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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 able 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.”
New COVID-19 variant increases worldwide tension
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.”
Do’s and don’ts for an immigrant who has
Citizens of other countries please check the list of visa exempt countries. If the name of your country does not appear on the list, it means that you must apply for an entry visa. There are also countries that are exempt from visa if the stay in South Africa does not exceed 30 (thirty) days.
There are countries that require a visa to enter South Africa but are exempt from consular fees, e.g. India, Colombia, Mexico, etc. Please refer to the list of countries that require consular fees and if your country is not on this list, it means that you do not have to pay the visa fee.
(Note: If your visit exceeds 90 days or you are traveling to South Africa to study or work, you must apply for a temporary residence visa instead of a visitor’s visa. The requirements for temporary residence are not the same as those for a visitor’s visa.
A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for all Argentine citizens as Argentina has been declared a Yellow Fever endemic country by the WHO (World Health Organization).
Airports redouble efforts to curb the spread of the disease
WASHINGTON – The U.S. government announced Friday that starting next Monday it will place restrictions on travelers from South Africa and seven other countries in southern Africa in response to the emergence of a new variant of the coronavirus dubbed “omicron”.
“As a precautionary measure until we have more information, I am ordering additional air travel restrictions from South Africa and seven other countries,” President Joe Biden said in a statement sent by the White House.
The new restrictions will go into effect Nov. 29 and as information and knowledge of the omicron variant advances, Biden said, further decisions could be made based on what science and the medical team of advisors advise him.
President Biden made the decision after hearing suggestions from his chief medical advisor, Anthony Fauci, and officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).