Coronavirus reside updates: Biden admin will not elevate COVID journey restrictions after Trump broadcasts adjustments for UK, Europe


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 workforce mentioned 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 elevate 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 workforce, the Administration doesn’t intend to elevate these restrictions on 1/26. The truth is, we plan to strengthen public well being measures round worldwide journey to be able to additional mitigate the unfold of COVID-19.”

Trump issued a proclamation Monday evening, 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 in the beginning of the pandemic following calls from well being officers who urged the president to cease the unfold of the virus.

The restrictions can be eliminated beginning Jan. 26, the identical day that every one vacationers should current a detrimental coronavirus take a look at or proof of restoration from COVID-19 to enter america.

“Public well being officers within the jurisdictions have a confirmed file of working with america to share correct and well timed COVID-19 testing and development information, and america has lively collaborations with the jurisdictions relating to tips on how to make journey protected between our respective international locations,” the proclamation mentioned.

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The U.Okay. and Europe bans had been instituted in March, whereas the Brazil ban was applied in Could.

-ABC Information’ Elizabeth Thomas


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