January 22, 2021


Travel Restrictions: President Donald Trump’s time in office is coming to an end. News out of the White House has been slow. In fact, there really hasn’t been much press coming from President Trump.

President Trump will not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, but he is still quietly enforcing his presidential duties.

On Monday, President Trump stated that he would be ending the international COVID-19 travel restrictions for people coming from Europe and Brazil. The Biden Administration was quick to state that this won’t be the case once Biden takes office on Wednesday.

Trump’s Ruling

Once the reality set in for President Trump that he would be leaving the White House, news around the incumbent slowed down substantially. This is not to say that President Trump wasn’t discussed by the press, but election fraud was the main topic being discussed for over a month following Biden’s declared victory.

Trump’s impeachment also headlined news outlets all over the world, but Trump’s comments on the subject were minimal once Twitter took away his main account.

President Trump announced on Monday that he was removing some of the foreign travel restrictions that were put in place back at the beginning of the pandemic. Trump said that these restrictions would be removed on Jan. 26.

This date coincides with an order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Beginning on Jan. 26, the CDC is mandating that travelers coming to the United States must have a negative COVID-19 test before entering the country.

Biden Administration Disagreed

After President Trump made this announcement on Monday, the Biden Administration was quick to respond. Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, took to Twitter to set the record straight about what will happen once Biden takes office.

Biden will have almost a week in office by Jan. 26. Psaki stated, “On the advice of our medical team, the Administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26. In fact, we plan to strengthen public health measures around international travel in order to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

This tweet demonstrated that Trump’s attempt to lift the restrictions will not occur when Biden takes over the presidency.

Travel Restriction: Current State of COVID-19

COVID-19 has taken its toll on the world. Many people throughout the nation were opposed to Trump lifting the travel restrictions.

A lot of the disagreements in the United States have circulated around COVID-19 in the past year. Biden will certainly have his hands full when he takes office in an attempt to heal the nation.

In the United States, there have been over 400,000 deaths, and the nation’s total cases are rapidly approaching 25 million. More than two million people around the world have died from COVID-19.

Trump stated that he wasn’t lifting all the current travel restrictions.

Restrictions would still be in place for Iran and China. Trump didn’t feel that these countries would be willing to work with the country to comply with the CDC.

The incumbent felt that these countries were unsupportive of United States’ pandemic recovery efforts. Their actions caused Trump to maintain travel orders for their respective countries.

Biden will take office on Wednesday and begin unraveling the Trump agenda from the past four years.

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