U.S. – Travel rules tightened as Omicron spreads
From next week, international travellers to the U.S., including Americans, must take a Covid test no more than one day before travel, regardless of vaccination status. Mask requirements on planes, trains and buses will be extended until mid-March.
The barrage of measures is partly meant to reassure Americans that Biden is doing everything possible to prevent the pandemic from derailing the impressive U.S. economic recovery and the Christmas holidays.
As per the White House proclamation, the CDC says that “citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States, certain family members, and other individuals who meet specified exceptions, who have been in one of the countries (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.) in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States.