The New Paper

January 19, 2021

President Trump lifts Covid-19 travel bans on Europe, the UK, and Brazil; Biden admin plans to reverse

President Trump signed an order to lift Covid-19 travel bans on Europe, the UK, and Brazil starting January 26 (when new CDC guidelines take effect). A spokeswoman for President-elect Biden rejected the move saying the incoming administration would reverse the order before it takes effect next Tuesday.

More context: Trump’s order cited new CDC rules that require negative COVID-19 test results for air passengers arriving to the US (and expected compliance), while the Biden team cited concerns including “more contagious variants emerging.”

Extra: Here’s the White House press briefing and the Biden spokeswoman tweet.
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