White House Develops International Travel Contact Tracing

There are no plans to relax coronavirus travel restrictions.

White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said the U.S. is developing a “new system for international travel” that will include contact tracing for when it eventually lifts travel restrictions that bar much of the world’s population from entering the country.

He told the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board the administration does not plan to immediately relax any travel restrictions citing COVID-19 Delta variant cases in the U.S. and around the world.

“The American people need to trust that the new system for international travel is safer even as we—I mean at that point—we’ll be letting in more travelers. We are exploring considering vaccination requirements for foreign nationals traveling to the United States,” he said. He added, “Vaccination rules matter here at home and other countries.”

Mr. Zients said the new plan would replace the current restrictions and would be “safer, stronger, and sustainable.” He did not address when the administration might relax restrictions.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Coordinator Zients and the White House Coronavirus Response Team as they advise the president.
  • For officials determining the appropriate travel restrictions and the status of variants.
  • For wisdom for administration officials as refugees and migrants are continued to be allowed into the interior of the nation.

Sources: Newsmax, Reuters


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