US lifts travel restrictions on southern African nations

NITN | @notintownlive | 06 Jan 2022, 10:52 am

US lifts travel restrictions on southern African nations US-SA

Washington D.C: US President Joe Biden signed a presidential proclamation which lifted the travel ban on southern African (SA) nations on Dec. 31, 2021.

On Nov. 29, the US had suspended the entry of certain noncitizens traveling as immigrants or nonimmigrants physically present in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

"The restrictions gave us time to understand Omicron and we know our existing vaccines work against Omicron, esp boosted," tweeted White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz.

The restrictions were first imposed by the UK and European Union.

Currently, the consular sections in the eight southern African countries will resume routine nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services, the US Government said.

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