Trump lifts coronavirus-related travel bans for Europe, Brazil

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President Trump on Monday night lifted coronavirus-related travel restrictions that cover much of Europe and Brazil but still bars China and Iran, beginning Jan. 26, nearly a week after he leaves office.

It’s not clear whether President-elect Joseph R. Biden, who will take the oath of office on Wednesday, would reverse Mr. Trump’s order.

In Mr. Trump’s executive order, he said his administration has “high confidence” that Europe and Brazil will cooperate with the United States in implementing safeguards against spreading the virus. 

But he said China and Iran “repeatedly have failed to cooperate with the United States public health authorities and to share timely, accurate information about the spread of the virus.”

“Those jurisdictions’ responses to the pandemic, their lack of transparency, and their lack of cooperation with the United States thus far in combatting the pandemic, cast doubt on their cooperation,” Mr. Trump said.  

     

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