12 December, 2021

The Handwriting Has Been on the Wall for This for Some Time

I can lament this, but most other countries do this too. It’s excessively paranoid, but at least we’re opening up travel again.

Biden’s Latest COVID Rule Takes Effect Requiring Testing For Entrance To U.S., Including Americans | The Daily Wire

President Joe Biden’s latest COVID-19 requirement demanding that all travelers into the U.S. including Americans submit a negative test within 24 hours of departure, regardless of vaccination status, takes effect Monday.

The announcement follows the president’s coronavirus winter strategy speech on Thursday that introduced the upcoming requirement.

“Early next week, the United States will tighten pre-departure testing protocols by requiring all inbound international travelers to test within one day of departure globally, regardless of nationality or vaccination status. This tighter testing timeline provides an added degree of public health protection as scientists continue to assess the Omicron variant,” the plan stated.

Now, this next bit does tick me off.

International travelers to the U.S. will also be required to be fully vaccinated. The Biden administration also banned air travel from South Africa and neighboring countries over concerns regarding the recently-discovered Omicron variant.

What does “fully vaccinated” mean? Does it mean booster shots? Does it mean people will have to have shots for new variants? What a ridiculous world we live in today.

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