WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Monday that President Joe Biden will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders. White House press secretary Jen Psaki also confirmed that South Africa would be added to the restricted list because of concerns about a variant of the virus that has spread beyond that nation. Biden is effectively reversing an order from President Donald Trump in his final days in office that called for the relaxation of the travel restrictions. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, called it “prudent.”
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The White House announced Monday that President Joe Biden will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers.
Posted: Jan 25, 2021 1:40 PM
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