Covid-19: United States border closed

Covid-19: United States border closed

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Washington (AFP)

It doesn’t matter if they are tested or vaccinated: The White House announced Monday that US borders are currently closed to international travelers. The White House on Monday called on Europeans to oppose the Delta variant.

“We are following the current travel restrictions at this stage,” said White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, adding that the decision was justified by the rapid expansion of the Delta variant here and abroad.

Although EU countries have decided to reopen their borders to Americans if they are vaccinated or tested negative against Kovid-19, travelers from the Shenzhen area of ​​the United Kingdom and Ireland can no longer enter the United States. States from March 2020.

This border closure has been strongly criticized not only by tourism professionals in Europe, but also by American employers.

Canada has decided to reopen the border on August 9 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States.

In early June, Washington announced the formation of working groups with Canada, Mexico, the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Not only is this happening, but the U.S. is raising warnings to Americans tempted to travel abroad.

– Pollution is on the rise –

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), a major U.S. federal public health agency, added Portugal and Spain to its list of places to avoid on Monday after being advised against traveling to the UK a week ago.

In these 4 countries with the highest level of health alert, the United States recommends that passengers be fully vaccinated before departure, and still be warned that they are “at risk.”

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The country is facing a significant increase in pollution under the influence of the Delta variant, the most contagious since the Kovid-19 pandemic eruption.

When the world recorded 521,800 daily pollution last week, the index rose sharply (+ 9% compared to the previous week), the AFP report that stopped last Thursday. The pandemic has been on the rise since mid-June after a two-month steep decline.

President Joe Biden and his administration, and now growing opposition politicians, are increasingly calling for a resumption of the slow-moving vaccination process over the summer.

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