Trump lifts COVID travel restrictions from EU, UK, Ireland and Brazil

Tuesday, 19. January 2021 01:06

United States President Donald Trump has terminated the suspension of entry into the country from the European Union, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Brazil.

The president revealed that travel is set to continue starting January 26 when a testing order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes effect. The order in question, issued January 12, requires a negative coronavirus test or proof of having recovered from the illness and refers to all air passengers arriving in the country from abroad.

The head of state said the travel restrictions, imposed because of "significant" COVID-19 outbreaks, can now be lifted, adding he is confident these countries will cooperate with Washington with regards to the order. Trump went on to note the restrictions will remain in place for arrivals from China and Iran, as the governments of those nations, he claimed, "repeatedly failed to cooperate" with American public health authorities on sharing "timely, accurate" information about the virus.

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