Biden Administration Eying Tighter Restrictions for Entering US
By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
International travelers entering the United States — including U.S. citizens — may soon be facing even tighter covid-19 prevention restrictions for entry.
In the face of the highly concerning Omicron variant, the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is currently considering requiring everyone who enters the country to be tested for covid infections within 24 hours before their flight and having all travelers — including U.S. citizens and permanent residents — be tested again after entering the United States, regardless of their vaccination status.
As of Wednesday, Dec. 1, no final decisions had been made, but the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that the agency is working to revise testing requirements for international travelers.
Currently, international travelers must be tested within 72 hours before boarding a plane and must present proof of full vaccination by one of the World Health Organization- (WHO) approved covid vaccines.