Holidays under threat as France, Spain and Portugal tighten restrictions – .

Holidays under threat as France, Spain and Portugal tighten restrictions – .

NNew travel restrictions are expected to be applied in the United States after the country first case of omicron a variant of the coronavirus is reported.
The White House is developing the U.S. strategy to curb the spread of the virus over the winter, with details of Biden’s plan, which were released early Thursday ahead of a speech, saying more severe pre-flight tests for international arrivals will be introduced. The plans dispel reports that travelers could face further potential testing upon arrival and self-isolation.

Starting next week, all travelers to the United States, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, will be required to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test during the day to board their flights.

President Joe Biden will confirm the plans in a speech today at the National Institutes of Health. Biden had previously said the United States would continue its fight against the virus “not with shutdowns or lockdowns, but with vaccinations, boosters, testing, etc.” more generalized ”.

The confirmed case of omicron has been traced to a fully vaccinated person in California, who arrived from South Africa last week and confirmed a positive test a week later. Airlines in the United States have been asked to release passenger information from recent arrivals from southern Africa.

Under current rules, anyone arriving in the United States must have a viral test (such as a PCR) within 72 hours of boarding their flight.


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