United States Travel Restrictions Renewed for the UK, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, and Much of Europe
President Joe Biden has signed an executive order renewing the COVID-19 travel restrictions that were scheduled to be lifted today. Restrictions have been in place since March 13, 2020, severely affecting travel to and from U.S.A. theme parks.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a White House press conference, “On advice of our administration’s medical and Covid team, President Biden has decided to maintain the restrictions previously in place for the European Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and Brazil. With the pandemic worsening and more contagious variants spreading, this isn’t the time to be lifting the restrictions on international travel.”
The travel restrictions will be re-evaluated each month and stay in effect until President Biden terminates them.
The “Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Non-Immigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease” is available to read in full on the White House website.