Washington – President Donald Trump announced Monday that he will lift restrictions on travel from Europe and Brazil that were imposed due to the pandemic.
However, the person designated as spokesman for the government of President-elect Joe Biden said that it does not intend to remove the restrictions on travelers from Europe, Great Britain, Ireland and Brazil.
Trump imposed the restrictions at the start of the pandemic to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. The measures prevented the majority of people who were not citizens or residents of the United States from traveling to the country from areas that have been affected by the virus.
The restrictions expired on January 26, when a new requirement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that all international travelers arriving in the United States must show the negative result. of a coronavirus diagnostic test performed within three days of your trip.
But Jen Psaki, who will serve as the White House press secretary for the Biden administration, tweeted after Trump’s announcement that “on the advice of our medical team, the administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on January 26.”
“In fact, we plan to strengthen public health measures around international travel to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” he added.