Sports USA holds because of Delta variant at travel restrictions fixed

12:11  27 july  2021
12:11  27 july  2021 Source:   rp-online.de

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Washington. The EU has loosened pandemic restrictions for travel from the USA. The fact that Americans will soon relax their restrictions, then many hoped - and also loudly demanded. But the US government has a disappointment for you.

 Für Europäer gelten in den USA weiter strikte Einreisebeschränkungen. © Gene J. Puskar For Europeans, strict entry restrictions continue to apply in the United States.

The US wants to cancel the entry restrictions imposed because of the Corona Pandemic for travelers from Europe and other states for the time being. "Because of the delta variant, we will maintain the existing travel restrictions at this point," said the spokeswoman of the White House, Jen Psaki, on Monday. US President Joe Biden had announced an early decision on the subject when visiting Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) in mid-July. For many, that had awakened hope for easing.

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because of the contagious delta variant, the Corona fall numbers would rise - especially among the unvaccinated, PSAKI now emphasized. "And it seems likely that this will continue in the coming weeks." Although the variant is also dominant in the US. But that does not mean that it was the right step to have more people with Delta variant in the USA. On the question of how long the restrictions were maintained, Psaki said: "Nothing is unlimited." But there is currently no schedule.

The EU had already asked Member States in the past month to gradually lift restrictions on travelers from the US and several other countries. Germany had then entered among others from the USA "for all permissible residence purposes including tourism" again.

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that in return, in return, their restrictions for travelers from Europe did not reveal for criticism, among other things from the German economy. An entry, for example, from the Schengen area in the USA is usually only possible for foreigners only with exemption. The Biden Government has always emphasized, she lapse in her decisions in the pandemic of scientific findings.

before Merkel's meetings with biders had hoped for industry and tourism industry, but also traveling movement at the topic. The Chancellor had explained to have addressed the subject in the conversation with biders. It must be made a sustainable decision that would not be withdrawn after a short time, she had said. Biden had become little concretely on the Joint Press Conference - but had at least a speedy announcement.

Biden's predecessor Donald Trump was arranged in March 2020 an entry touch for foreigners from wide parts of Europe. Currently, travelers from the Schengen Room, Great Britain and Ireland can not enter the US up to exceptions. Also for foreigners from India, China, Brazil, South Africa and Iran, a principal entry ban in the USA applies.

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Trump had already arranged in January - just before leaving the Office - an end to the entry ban from Europe. His successor biders rejected the easing in the middle of the pandemic - though, trump's decision never entered. At that time, the Corona situation in the US as well as in Europe was still dramatic.

In the meantime, the situation has improved significantly in view of progressing vaccine campaigns on both sides of the Atlantic. Because of the delta variant, the case numbers in both the US and Europe increase significantly again. The United States are now no longer hoping when vaccinating as soon as possible. A good 49 percent of the total population are completely vaccinated. Especially in low vaccination regions, the Corona situation is slowly getting too opposed.

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