Joe Biden Rejects President Trump’s Plan To Lift UK, EU, Brazil Travel Ban
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A spokeswoman for Joe Biden said the new administration would not lift travel bans in the UK, Europe and Brazil after President Trump signed an order to end travel restrictions.
President Trump signed an order to lift travel restrictions starting January 26, six days after Biden is scheduled to take control of the White House.
Jen Psaki said on social media that the Biden administration would cancel the order.
“On the advice of our medical team, the administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on January 26.”
“In fact, we plan to step up public health measures related to international travel to further contain the spread of COVID-19.”
“With the pandemic worsening and contagious variants emerging around the world, it is not time to lift restrictions on international travel,” concluded the Biden spokeswoman.
With the pandemic worsening and contagious variants emerging around the world, this is not the time to lift restrictions on international travel.
– Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) January 19, 2021
The ordinance stated that travelers from China and Iran should not be included in the travel exemptions and claims that “their respective governments’ responses to the pandemic, their lack of transparency and cooperation with the United States in the Fighting the pandemic so far “cast doubts about their cooperation in the implementation of the CDC regulation of January 12, 2021. “
The attempt to lift President Trump’s travel restrictions comes under increasing pressure from American airlines, which, along with the entire travel industry, have been particularly affected by national bans and travel restrictions.
We are in the middle of a crisis with the coronavirus. We have to lead the way with science – not Donald Trump’s report on hysteria, xenophobia and scare tactics. He is the worst person to lead our country through a global health emergency.
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 1, 2020