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White House Considering Stricter International Travel Testing Requirements Amid Omicron Variant

| Dec 01, 2021

The Biden administration is considering tightening requirements for international travel amid growing concerns about the omicron variant of the coronavirus, a White House official told NBC News on Tuesday. The official said the administration is continuing “to evaluate the appropriate measures to protect the American people from COVID-19” and the new variant, including “considering more stringent testing requirements for international travel.” The discussion comes on the heels of the federal government restricting travel for non-U.S. citizens from South Africa and seven other countries in an effort to contain the variant. Cases were first reported in South Africa and it’s since surfaced in other countries, including Belgium, Canada, and Israel.

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