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Covid-19 crisis: US considers lifting travel restrictions on Europe

The Trump administration imposed the bans in a bid to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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The U.S. restrictions barring most visitors from Europe have been in place since mid-March, while the Brazilian entry ban was imposed in May.

Reuters Washington D.C.
The White House is considering rescinding entry bans for most non-U.S. citizens who recently were in Brazil, Britain, Ireland and 26 other European countries, five U.S. and airline officials told Reuters.
 
The Trump administration imposed the bans in a bid to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic. It is not considering lifting separate entry bans on most non-U.S. citizens who have recently been in China or Iran, the officials said.
 
The plan has won the backing of White House coronavirus task-force members, public health and other federal agencies, the people briefed on the matter said, but President Donald Trump

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First Published: Nov 26 2020 | 2:01 AM IST

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