President Joe Biden will impose a ban on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who have recently been in South Africa starting Saturday in a bid to contain the spread of a new variant of COVID-19, a senior U.S. public health official told Reuters.
Biden on Monday is also reimposing an entry ban on nearly all non-U.S. travelers who have been in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 countries in Europe that allow travel across open borders.
Then-President Donald Trump directed on Jan. 18 those restrictions on Brazil and Europe be lifted effective Tuesday but Biden’s proclamation will rescind that decision.
Here’s our scoop: Biden on Monday will reimpose the 212F restrictions on UK, Brazil, Schengen Area that were scrapped by Trump on Jan. 18 — and add South Africa. CDC will also sign transit mask order Monday https://t.co/LTbPPNKOg6
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