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US To Lift Omicron-related Travel Ban On Southern African Countries

US To Lift Omicron-related Travel Ban On Southern African Countries

The United States of America will on 31 December lift restrictions on travellers from Southern African nations, imposed last month in a bid to slow down the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

White House’s assistant press secretary, Kevin Munoz, said that the restrictions will be lifted in line with a recommendation from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Munoz tweeted on Friday:

On Dec. 31, [President Joe Biden] will lift the temporary travel restrictions on Southern Africa countries. This decision was recommended by [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention].

The restrictions gave us time to understand Omicron and we know our existing vaccines work against Omicron, [especially] boosted.

The US ban applied to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.

Al Jazeera quoted a senior White House official as saying with Omicron present across the US and globally, international travellers from the eight affected countries would not have a significant effect on US cases. Said the official:

During the travel pause, President Biden reduced the time for pre-departure testing to one day as opposed to three days … travellers from these eight countries will be subject to these same strict protocols.

More: Al Jazeera


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WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION [ WHO ] TOLD THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ENGLAND AND EUROPEAN UNION IN THEIR FACES THAT THEIR BAN IMPOSED ON SOUTHERN AFRICA STATES WAS DIABOLIC AS IT WAS NOT GOING TO STOP THE SPREAD OF OMICRON VARIANT COVID19.

NOW THESE COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN HIT BY THE PANDEMIC MORE THAN THE SOUTHERN AFRICA STATES. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS GOING TO REVERSE ITS EARLIER DECISION WITH EFFECT FROM 31 DECEMBER 2021.

[ ONE MAN FOR HIMSELF, BUT GOD FOR US ALL ] AMEN !!!!!

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Kodzo 4 months ago

We don't care.

When you were dying by the first, second wave of COVID 19, were we there?.

We don't even care about coming to America and it's non of of business countries.

If it was China, Russia and Switzerland, yaaaa we were to be bothered.

Since it is you kkkkkk forget and smile we will see how you will handle it.

WE WILL LEAVE YOU IN PEACE.
WE WILL LIVE OUR OWN LIFE AS AFRICANS OF THE SOUTH.

DON'T FORGET ALSO YOURSELF NOT COME.
DO NOT COME COME HERE FOREVER YOU AMERICANS.



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