On 25 January, US President Joe Biden announced he would reinstate travel restrictions on non-US citizens entering the US. The travel restrictions will apply to those who are travelling from or who have been physically present in the UK, Brazil, Ireland, China, Iran and South Africa or within the Schengen area. From 30 January, British nationals cannot enter the US if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen Zone, Iran, Brazil, China, or South Africa within the previous fourteen days. These restrictions have been imposed amid growing concerns of the spreading of various mutations of COVID-19, which are said to be more contagious.
President Biden is reversing the order Donald Trump made in his final days in office where he announced the loosening of travel restrictions effective from 26 January 2021.
As part of President Biden’s efforts to tackle the worsening COVID-19 situation in the US, he has also implemented compulsory quarantine measures for international air travellers as well as requiring the presentation of a negative COVID-19 test for all US-bound travellers aged 2 and above.
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