President-elect Joe Biden rejected an exertion by President Trump on Monday to lift bans on most journey into the U.S. from Europe, the U.K. and Brazil that were being imposed as portion of the Trump administration’s preliminary reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.
The limits imposed past spring used to any foreigner current in those countries for the two preceding months, with a handful of exceptions.
Less than a presidential proclamation produced by the White Home on Monday, the modify would go into outcome Jan. 26, the exact working day as new needs declared past week that all men and women flying to the U.S. from overseas exam destructive for Covid-19 no extra than a few days before their flights. Restrictions on travel from China and Iran would keep on being in area.
But Mr. Biden’s incoming White House push secretary, Jen Psaki, wrote on Twitter on Monday night time that the Biden administration would not lift the journey limits on Jan. 26.
“With the pandemic worsening, and far more contagious variants rising about the planet, this is not the time to be lifting constraints on international travel,” she wrote. “On the tips of our health care staff, the Administration does not intend to raise these limits on 1/26. In truth, we program to fortify community health actions all over global vacation in order to more mitigate the spread of Covid-19.”