President Joe Biden will reimpose the COVID-19 travel restriction that former President Trump had actually lifted with less than 48 hours left in his presidency, 2 White House authorities verified to CBS News. Mr. Biden is expected to restore the ban on Monday.
The White House authorities with direct understanding of the action likewise stated Sunday that the Centers for Disease Control will not think about giving short-term waivers to airline companies to exempt countries with limited COVID screening capacity. CDC authorities will consider case-by-case humanitarian exemptions.
The restriction will apply to all non-American travelers reentering the U.S. from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 nations in Europe. There will also be travel constraints on non-Americans getting in the U.S. from South Africa.The travel restriction news was initially reported by Reuters..
On January 18, the Trump administration revealed that it would be lifting some of the travel restriction limitations that were put in result in March. Reliable January 26, the Trump administration said it would be removing limitations on travel from Brazil, the U.K. Ireland and parts of Europe. Trump cited coordination with U.S. authorities and openness as the reason for raising travel limitations on Europe and Brazil.