The Trump administration has imposed travel restrictions to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.
However, it does not consider lifting the bans imposed on China or Iran, according to the quoted officials.
This plan is backed by members of the White House covid-19 fight group and federal public health agencies, according to sources familiar with the case, but Donald Trump has not made a decision in this regard and it is unclear. when he will take it.
Contacted by Reuters, the White House, the Department of Homeland Security and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) did not comment on the information.
Administration officials say the restrictions no longer make sense, as many countries around the world are no longer targeted by a ban on entering the United States. They point out that lifting the bans would boost troubled airlines as international air traffic fell by 70%, according to the industry.
However, Trump may not lift the restrictions, given the large number of covid-19 infections in Europe. Also, most European states would not immediately authorize the lifting of bans imposed on the United States because of covid-19, according to quoted officials.
Europe is subject to US restrictions, including the 26 member states of the Schengen area in which it can move.
The United States has imposed restrictions on Europe since mid-March and Brazil since May. Trump has imposed restrictions on China since January 31 and Iran since February.
America imposes restrictions on non-US citizens who have traveled to these countries 14 days before, but the US State Department grants certain “national interest exceptions” to Europe regarding “humanitarian travel in the areas of public health and national security.”
The United States also grants exceptions to European businessmen, investors, academics, students and journalists.
Almost all of Europe imposes travel bans on Americans, with the exception of the United Kingdom and Ireland, which impose a quarantine entry on arrival for a period of two weeks.