A traveler exits a testing middle at Heathrow Airport on January 17, 2021 in London.
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President Donald Trump on Monday lifted a Covid-19 ban on most foreigners from from Europe, the U.Okay. and Brazil from coming into the U.S., efficient Jan. 26.
The White House put the principles in place early within the pandemic to curb the unfold of the virus. They prohibited entry to the U.S. for many non-U.S. residents if they’d been in Brazil, the 26 international locations within the Schengen space of Europe, Ireland or the U.Okay. within the earlier two-week interval.
Trump’s order comes lower than every week after the U.S. stated it will require vacationers arriving from overseas, together with U.S. residents, to take a look at detrimental for Covid-19 earlier than flying. That requirement takes impact on Jan. 26, the identical day the travel restrictions can be lifted.
The deliberate removing of the ban is ready to enter impact simply days after President-elect Joe Biden‘s Wednesday inauguration.
Airlines have repeatedly requested the U.S. authorities to raise the travel bans, which have contributed to a pointy decline in air travel demand, with pre-flight Covid-19 testing.