US President Donald Trump announced the lifting on Monday evening, beginning January 26, of restrictions on travelers to the United States, a move opposed by President-Elect Joe Biden’s team. President Trump signed an executive order in March 2020 ending travel restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus. According to a decision issued by the White House on Monday evening, passengers arriving by plane must take a PCR test within three days before leaving for the United States and provide written evidence of their laboratory results or documentation. That they have been recovered from Kovid-19. The move follows the recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.
President Trump said, “I agree with the Secretary of Health that this action is the best way to protect Americans from the Kovid-19, while allowing travel to resume.” The order came two days before the end of his mandate, noting that sanctions apply to travelers from China and Iran. A few minutes after the announcement, a spokesman for President-Elect Jane Saskey posted on Twitter that the Biden administration was planning to lift the ban on foreign travelers.
“As the epidemic worsens, and more infectious strains appear around the world, now is not the time to lift the ban on international travel,” said Saki.
“On the advice of our medical team, the administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 26 January. In fact, we intend to strengthen public health measures around international travel to further the spread of Kovid-19, ”he said.