Joe Biden plans to reinstate coronavirus restrictions on travel from UK and Europe

View of an airport in the United States. EFE / Etienne Laurent / Archive

US President Joe Biden Plans to Reinstate Air Traffic Coronavirus Crisis Restrictions and Limits, affecting those non-US citizens who come from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe and Brazil.

In addition to passengers arriving from the Schengen area, Washington plans to impose additional restrictions for those who also come from South Africa, due to one of the latest variants of the coronavirus to emerge in that country, they have advanced chain like NBC O CNN.

In the case of people who have a US passport, they must show a negative coronavirus test carried out within a period of no more than 72 hours.

The announcement, scheduled for Monday, comes shortly after the previous White House tenant, Donald Trump, decided in his last days as president to lift these restrictions, based on a decision made by the Centers for Control and Prevention of Diseases (CDC), which agreed that it would be enough for international passengers to present a negative test for coronavirus upon entry to the country.

They did not take long to respond from the new Democratic Administration, at that time on the eve of taking office. The one who is now the White House press chief, Jen Psaki, ruled out that Biden will continue with that plan, since “this is not the time“, After the” worsening of the pandemic and the emergence of more contagious variants around the world. “

FILE PHOTO: Passengers in Terminal 1 at JFK International Airport in New York, USA, on March 13, 2020. REUTERS / Shannon Stapleton

FILE PHOTO: Passengers in Terminal 1 at JFK International Airport in New York, USA, on March 13, 2020. REUTERS / Shannon Stapleton
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One of the first measures that Trump adopted after the outbreak of the pandemic was to cancel the arrival of international flights, at first from China, a country that has been blamed on numerous occasions for the global health crisis.

After China, and also in March, the European countries and the Iranian regime were the next to suffer the restrictions. Travel from Brazil was restricted for the first time in May, after the South American country began to register figures that have placed it today as the second with the highest number of deaths and the third in accumulated cases.

The United States this Sunday has exceeded 25 million cases of coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic and accumulates 417,538 fatalities, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

In the last 24 hours, 35,113 new infections and 486 deaths have been added, figures that point to a containment of the third wave, the most serious so far.

With information from Europa Press

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