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Omicron variant: U.S. is tightening travel restrictions

International Desk
Omicron variant
The United States is going to impose strict travel restrictions after a new type of coronavirus is detected in several places in the United States.

This information was given in a report by BBC on Friday.

However, US President Joe Biden has stated that there is no "shutdown" or "lockdown" among the measures being planned to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant in the United States.

New cases of coronavirus have been identified in California, Colorado, Minnesota, New York, and Hawaii. Local officials say those who have been diagnosed with the infection have mild symptoms.

Biden announced his plans on Thursday. Under the new rules, all international passengers must have a corona test within 24 hours before departing for the United States.

Meanwhile, the news agency Reuters reports that the new rules for international passengers arriving in the United States by air will take effect from next Monday. International travelers must test the corona within 24 hours before departing for the United States.

Omicron was first identified in Africa. So far, Omicron has been identified in at least 30 countries around the world, according to international media reports.

Several countries, including the United States, have already imposed travel bans on eight countries in Africa.

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