President Revokes Travel Restrictions to Africa

Reverses the proclamation that had been intended to stop the spread of the Omicron.

President Biden revoked a proclamation last week that had imposed travel restrictions on eight countries in southern Africa. The original reason to impose the restrictions was to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, which many scientists said originated in that area of the world. However, the restrictions did not stop the spread of the variant.

“Importantly, scientific experts have determined that people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are protected against severe disease and hospitalization from the Omicron variant,” the president said in the proclamation rescinding the restrictions. “Moreover, the Omicron variant has now spread to more than 100 countries, and it is prevalent in the United States.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the president as changes in strategy and policy are needed to address the variants.
  • For the White House COVID Response Team as they collect and analyze data in order to advise the president.
  • For the variants to continue to weaken and that strains become less virulent.

Sources: The Hill, The White House


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