The White House may lift the entry ban on Brazil and 28 countries in Europe
November 26 According to a Reuters report on the 25th, several U.S. officials and airline officials revealed that the White House is considering lifting the entry ban on most non-U.S. citizens in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 other European countries.
According to reports, people familiar with the matter said that the plan has been supported by members of the White House coronavirus task force, public health agencies and other federal agencies, but President Trump has not yet made a final decision.
The White House, the Department of Homeland Security and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not comment on this.
According to the report, many U.S. officials believe that these restrictions are no longer meaningful given that most of the rest of the world are not subject to the entry ban. In addition, lifting the entry ban will benefit the recovery of American airlines.
Data shows that American Airlines’ international travel business has decreased by 70% during the epidemic.
However, the report pointed out that Trump may still choose not to lift the restrictions given the large number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Europe. Another potential obstacle, officials said, is that European countries are unlikely to allow most Americans to resume visits immediately.
Since mid-March, the United States has banned most European tourists from entering the United States, and the entry ban on Brazil has been in effect since May. At present, Brazil has lifted the entry restrictions on American tourists.
However, in Europe, with the exception of the United Kingdom and Ireland, most countries still prohibit American tourists from entering the country.