Covid-19 in United States: Biden reinstates entry ban for European travelers

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US President Joe Biden is reinstating and even tightening restrictions on entry into the United States.

The entry ban for European travelers is extended.

A decision that is part of the new US administration's fight plan against the coronavirus, when 420,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States, the most affected country in the world.


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With our correspondent in San Francisco,

Éric de Salve

On the eve of his departure from the White House,

Donald Trump

had lifted the ban on entry into the United States for Europeans.

The measure, imposed since mid-March 2020, was no longer necessary, according to him.

Bad analysis, slices the new Biden administration.

Even before the lifting of this

travel ban

 comes into effect on Tuesday, January 26, Joe Biden decides to cancel it.

The new variants are spreading


Not only does the new president prohibit entry into the United States to non-American citizens who have passed through the Schengen area and Great Britain, but he also extends it to any non-American national passing through Brazil or the United States. 'South Africa during the last fourteen days.


The pandemic is getting worse

and the new variants are spreading.

Now is not the time to ease restrictions on international travel

 , ”says Jen Psaki, new White House spokesperson

In addition to the entry ban into the United States for Europeans, Joe Biden also imposes a negative Covid test on any international traveler arriving on American soil.

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