US travel restrictions to be eased as coronavirus cases fall in US
The US is planning to ease travel restrictions in some areas of the country after coronaviruses fell in the US.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it would begin issuing visas to residents and visitors from certain countries.
“We have been working hard to reduce travel restrictions, particularly in the areas of high risk for travel,” Dr. David Jackson, the CDC’s director of public affairs, said in a statement.
The US has a high rate of travel-related deaths, with more than 9,000 people dying in 2016.
US President Donald Trump has promised to ease some travel restrictions as the coronaviral crisis deepens in the world’s most populous nation.
On Friday, Trump announced that the US would temporarily lift travel restrictions that were imposed after the March 4th earthquake in Nepal, which killed more than 6,500 people.
Travel restrictions would be lifted in the Philippines, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Paraguays, Peru, and Venezuela.
However, the US has imposed travel restrictions on some Caribbean islands in recent weeks, including Dominica and Jamaica.
A US judge ordered a temporary suspension of a travel ban on Friday after the judge ruled that a lawsuit filed by some of Trump’s top aides over his travel ban failed to establish a case for the president’s actions.
Trump also signed an executive order that will allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States until their cases are resolved, although the president has not released a list of countries he would not allow to stay.
Some other measures to ease restrictions have been made available to travelers who have previously been affected by the virus.
Under the new restrictions, the government will provide free flu shots and vaccines to travelers for up to 72 hours, but those who refuse to get the shot will be asked to provide proof of legal residency, according to a statement from the White House.
According to the US Centers, which administers the vaccine, the flu shot is effective against three types of influenza: H1N1, H3N2 and H7N9.
But people who refuse the shot face up to five days in the hospital, the agency said.
In a statement, the White Senate office said it was reviewing the order, which it called “the first step toward bringing back the emergency vaccinations” that were suspended in March.
Another step was also announced on Friday, with the US House of Representatives passing a bill to allow some businesses and individuals to use credit cards that require a biometric scan for payment.
Those who use the cards will not have to provide fingerprints or other identifying information.
Read more on the coronapovirus: The Associated Press contributed to this report.