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The US announces new restrictions as of December 6 for travelers to the omicron variant

2021-12-03T00:48:44.754Z

All people, vaccinated or not, who want to enter the country must present a negative COVID-19 test that has been carried out 24 hours before boarding the flight.



The Administration of the president, Joe Biden, announced this Thursday new restrictions for those who wish to enter the United States.

According to a White House official, as of December 6, all travelers from abroad, whether vaccinated or not, must

present a negative COVID-19 test that has been taken 24 hours before boarding the flight.

[The omicron variant of COVID-19 has already been detected in at least four states of the country]

Initially, one made in the three days before or 72 hours before the trip was required for those who had received the vaccine, and 24 hours for those who had not.

This new measure applies to everyone, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, the White House announced.

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has already been detected in at least four states in the country.

A new case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 is registered in Minnesota

Dec. 2, 202100: 19

The first case was detected in California and announced this Wednesday.

A Minnesota man is the second confirmed case, and on Thursday New York State Governor Kathy Hochul reported five others there.

"While this new variant is reason to be concerned, it is not a reason to panic," Biden said at a press conference.

Initially, bans had been established for tourists from eight countries in southern Africa, where the strain was first reported.

The measures announced on November 26 included Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The first cases of the new variant in the United States were announced this week Marta Lavandier / AP

Source: telemundo

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