United States to lift travel restrictions on eight African countries

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The Biden organization will lift travel limitations on eight southern African nations forced last month over worries about the quick spreading Covid-19 Omicron variation, the White House said Friday.

Far off nationals who are banished from the United States since they have been in one of the eight nations inside the earlier 14 days will again be permitted on US-bound flights leaving later 12:01 a.m. ET on December 31, a senior authority said.

The United States on November 29 banned virtually generally non-US residents who had as of late been in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi in an “plenitude of alert” over the variation identified in South Africa. White House representative Kevin Munoz tweeted that Biden “will lift the transitory travel limitations on Southern Africa nations” viable December 31. He said the choice was suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The limitations gave us an opportunity to get Omicron and we realize our current immunizations neutralize Omicron,” Munoz tweeted.

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In the interim, worldwide aircraft transporters dropped in excess of 3,000 trips over the Christmas weekend, the FlightAware site said, as a spike in cases because of Omicron heaped on hopelessness for voyagers.

The site showed that 2,175 trips all over the planet had been rejected on Friday, which is Christmas Eve and a normally weighty day for movement. Around a fourth of those flights were in the US. Reuters

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