President Joe Biden Renews UK To USA Travel Restrictions
News - UK 26-Jan-2021
Travel restrictions to the USA from the UK were due to expire yesterday. President Joe Biden has signed a new executive order renewing the restrictions due to be expired. The primary reason is the new variants currently circulating here in the UK. These restrictions will be evaluated each month.
Another variant strain, known as B.1.1.7, is widely circulating and has been traced to the United Kingdom. Furthermore, a third variant strain, which is known as B.18.104.22.168 and may impact the potential for re-infection, has been identified in Brazil. Based on developments with respect to the variants and the continued spread of the disease, CDC has reexamined its policies on international travel and, after reviewing the public health situations within the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), the Republic of Ireland, the Federative Republic of Brazil, and the Republic of South Africa, has concluded that continued and further measures are required to protect the public health from travelers entering the United States from those jurisdictions.