President Joe Biden plans to require all travelers entering the United States – even those who are fully vaccinated – to take multiple COVID-19 tests, and for all new arrivals are considering a mandatory quarantine, Washington Post reported on Tuesday, the latest new travel ban amid uncertainty over the new Omicron version of the coronavirus.
Federal officials may require all arriving passengers to be tested a day before departure for the United States and again within several days of arrival, part of a set of new rules Biden could unveil on Thursday, Post Reported citing three unnamed sources.
United States already needed Unvaccinated passengers to get tested for COVID-19 within a day of their departure, but those who are vaccinated can get tested up to three days in advance.
Health officials are also weighing whether U.S. citizens and other travelers entering the United States need to be quarantined for a week, regardless of their COVID-19 test results, a policy enforced with fines. can be done, according to Post,