China News Service, January 25. According to a report by the US Chinese website, a senior public health official stated that US President Biden will sign a travel ban on the 25th, banning most non-US citizens who have recently traveled to South Africa from entering the United States.
The ban will take effect on the 30th.
Data map: On January 24, local time, citizens lined up for testing at a new crown inspection site in New York, USA.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Liao Pan
Biden will also restore entry restrictions on passengers from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 other European countries.
Previously, former US President Trump ordered the lifting of travel restrictions imposed on Brazil and most of Europe.
Anne Shuchart, chief deputy director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said: "Because we are worried that the mutant virus has now spread outside South Africa, we put South Africa on the restricted list."
Some health officials worry that the current vaccine may not be effective against the mutant new coronavirus found in South Africa, which also increases the possibility of people being infected again.
The infectivity of the mutant virus found in South Africa has increased by 50%, and cases of infection have been found in at least 20 countries.
CDC officials said they would impose travel bans on more countries if necessary.
This mutant virus has not been found in the United States, but at least 20 states have been infected with the mutant virus found in the UK.
CDC also announced on the 24th that the director of the CDC Rochelle Varensky will sign a separate order on the 25th, requiring all travelers two years of age and older to travel on planes, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and shared Wear a mask on the vehicle.
They said that the new requirements will take effect in the next few days, and people can temporarily remove their masks while eating or drinking.
Another new CDC rule will come into effect on the 26th, requiring all air passengers aged 2 years and older entering the United States to undergo a new coronavirus test and provide a negative certificate within three days before travel. Passengers who have been infected with the new crown must provide a recovery certificate.