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Weekend Reads United States. Trump and Biden oppose lifting ban on European travelers

03:05  19 january  2021
03:05  19 january  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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U . S . President Donald Trump on Monday rescinded entry bans imposed because of the coronavirus on most non- U . S . citizens arriving from Brazil and much of Europe Others have argued the United States should not drop entry bans since many European countries still block most U . S . citizens.

Donald Trump announced plans to revoke bans on travel from the UK, Europe and Brazil, but the move was swiftly slapped But the move was quickly shot down by Mr Biden , who will be inaugurated as US president on 20 January and indicated he would not proceed with the lifting of the ban .

Donald Trump a prévu de lever l'interdiction d'entrée aux Etats-Unis visant la plupart des citoyens étrangers. © Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP Donald Trump is planning to lift the ban on entry into the United States on most foreign citizens.

Before leaving the White House, Donald Trump again wanted to allow foreign citizens to enter American territory. But Joe Biden stepped in to oppose it.

US President Donald Trump had planned to lift the ban on entry into the United States for most foreign citizens who had recently visited Brazil or European countries in the Schengen area. However, a few minutes after the announcement of the outgoing president’s aides, 's future administration Joe Biden spoke to indicate that the US borders would remain closed.

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President Trump ordered an end to the ban on travelers from Europe and Brazil to the United States , a move that was quickly rejected by aides to “On the advice of our medical team, the administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26,” she said. “In fact, we plan to strengthen public health

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Reopening US borders to Europe and Brazil is not on the agenda, said future White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, clearly contradicting President Trump's announcement.

"Now is not the time to lift restrictions on international travel," said on her Twitter account Jen Psaki, who is officially due to take up her duties as spokesperson for new President Joe Biden on Wednesday.

On the advice of our medical team, the Administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26. In fact, we plan to strengthen public health measures around international travel in order to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

- Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) January 19, 2021

Last November, the Trump administration was already considering to end this ban, imposed last year as part of measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic , after receiving support from the coronavirus task force and health representatives.

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President Trump has lifted the U . S . travel ban for European , British and Irish students. For now only those with international student visas get to dodge the months-long ban on EU and UK arrivals. It's possible other exceptions for au pairs and some family members of skilled workers will follow.

President Donald Trump on Monday lifted a ban on travelers arriving from much of Europe and Brazil, effective from January 26, after the US recently Some epidemiologists have warned it is likely that new, more transmissible variants are already establishing themselves in the United States , the

According to the sources, the ban will be lifted on January 26, the day after which almost all travelers will be required to present a negative test for the coronavirus to enter the United States.

No comment was immediately obtained from the White House.

In place for ten months

Current restrictions prohibit entry into the United States by most foreign citizens who have visited Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the twenty-six countries within the previous 14 days of the Schengen area.

This measure has been in place since mid-March for travelers from Europe, and since May for travelers from Brazil.

Airlines have said they hope that the screening requirement to enter the United States will lift restrictions that have caused flights from some European countries to drop by as much as 95% or more.

The White House also has no plans to lift the ban on non-US travelers from China or Iran.

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