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Exclusive: Trump lifting COVID-19 travel restrictions on Europe, UK, Brazil - sources

By David Shepardson

 

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FILE PHOTO: Passengers walk through Terminal 1, after further cases of coronavirus were confirmed in New York, at JFK International Airport in New York, U.S., March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will rescind entry bans for most non-U.S. citizens who recently were in Brazil and much of Europe starting on Jan. 26, two officials briefed on the matter told Reuters on Monday.

 

Reuters first reported in November that the administration had been considering lifting the restrictions, imposed early last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, after winning support from coronavirus task force members and public health officials.

 

The restrictions are set to end under a new proclamation from Trump the same day that new COVID-19 test requirements take effect for all international visitors. The White House did not immediately comment.

 

The restrictions have barred nearly all non-U.S. citizens who within the last 14 days have been in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the 26 countries of the Schengen area in Europe that allow travel across open borders.

 

The U.S. restrictions barring most visitors from Europe have been in place since mid-March, while the Brazilian entry ban was imposed in May.

 

The Trump administration imposed the bans in a bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Last week, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed an order requiring nearly all air travelers to present a negative coronavirus test or proof of recovery from COVID-19 to enter the United States starting on Jan. 26.

 

Airlines had hoped the new testing requirements would clear the way for the administration to lift the restrictions that reduced travel from some European countries by 95% or more.

 

They pressed senior White House officials about the issue in recent days.

 

Reuters previously reported the White House was not considering lifting entry bans on most non-U.S. citizens who have recently been in China or Iran.

 

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Howard Goller)

 

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The speaker for soon-President Biden already announced, that this will NOT happen. Just more stones that Trump tries to put in Biden's way... pathetic looser

Only two more days before Fox News can blame Joe for all these deaths.    

The adults taking over and there will be no lifting of travel restriction and instead will intensive measures.   "On the advice of our medical team, the administration does not intend to lif

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maybe he is eyeing a trip for himself and family to Brazil and this greases the skids so to speak.  Maybe he wants to join the other "boys from Brazil" there.  

does Brazil have an extradation treaty with the US?

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12 minutes ago, IraqRon said:

maybe he is eyeing a trip for himself and family to Brazil and this greases the skids so to speak.  Maybe he wants to join the other "boys from Brazil" there.  

does Brazil have an extradation treaty with the US?

 No.

But it is discretionary.  They can send you back with "we don't want you here."

I can't see DT liking the place.

 

 

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6 hours ago, mtls2005 said:

Surprised he hasn't ordered drone strikes on Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta yet.

 

 

GAWD - don't give him any ideas!

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