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Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:22 PM

Trump lifts Covid-19-related travel restrictions for much of Europe, the UK, Ireland and Brazil

Last edited Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:52 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: CNN

By Kaitlan Collins, Caroline Kelly and Gregory Wallace

(CNN) President Donald Trump on Monday lifted coronavirus-related travel restrictions for much of Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Brazil, effective on January 26 -- nearly a week after he leaves office.

In an executive order issued Monday evening, Trump said he had been advised to lift restrictions for European countries in the Schengen Zone, which consists of 26 countries, the UK, Ireland and Brazil but leave in place restrictions on travel from Iran and China.

"I agree with the Secretary that this action is the best way to continue protecting Americans from COVID-19 while enabling travel to resume safely," Trump wrote in the order, referring to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.

President-elect Joe Biden is set to take over the presidency on Wednesday and his incoming press secretary, Jen Psaki, said that his administration would not lift the restrictions.



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/politics/trump-covid-travel-restrictions/index.html



Because CNN updated its story, I UPDATED the last paragraph to add comment by Biden's press secretary saying the Biden administration will not list the restrictions

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Reply Trump lifts Covid-19-related travel restrictions for much of Europe, the UK, Ireland and Brazil (Original post)
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 OP
C_U_L8R Jan 2021 #1
Frustratedlady Jan 2021 #2
LisaL Jan 2021 #3
C Moon Jan 2021 #28
Initech Jan 2021 #4
Judi Lynn Jan 2021 #5
EndlessWire Jan 2021 #6
liberalla Jan 2021 #26
IsItJustMe Jan 2021 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2021 #12
thucythucy Jan 2021 #8
IsItJustMe Jan 2021 #9
thucythucy Jan 2021 #13
torius Jan 2021 #10
thucythucy Jan 2021 #14
halfulglas Jan 2021 #11
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2021 #15
PatSeg Jan 2021 #17
BlueIdaho Jan 2021 #16
bucolic_frolic Jan 2021 #19
bucolic_frolic Jan 2021 #18
ashredux Jan 2021 #20
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2021 #21
orangecrush Jan 2021 #22
iluvtennis Jan 2021 #23
LymphocyteLover Jan 2021 #24
IronLionZion Jan 2021 #25
Lasher Jan 2021 #27
SunSeeker Jan 2021 #29
SuperCoder Jan 2021 #30
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 #31

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:24 PM

1. He's lighting the drapes on fire.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:29 PM

2. What an idiot! I'm beginning to believe he truly is trying to kill us all!

He surely knows Scotland warned him not to come there, right? It's called Covid avoidance...although I'd guess they don't like him being the main reason.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:29 PM

3. Biden will cancel it.

NT

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 12:09 AM

28. He wants Biden to fail.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:31 PM

4. ...

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:35 PM

5. Brazil is immediately behind the U.S. in the list of out-of-control Covid-19 countries. n/t

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:44 PM

6. Confused...

I thought it was reported that Joe planned to lift travel restrictions on his first day??

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Response to EndlessWire (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 11:31 PM

26. I think that was the Muslim travel ban restrictions, which Biden will lift.

That's what I'd heard...

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:45 PM

7. Burning it down on his way out the door.

UK has the mutated Covid-19 that is suppose to be twice as infectious as the stain we have now.
I am sure it is already traveling around the US, but this will only speed up the infection rate.

Good luck with that.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:59 PM

12. Yes, sociopathic snit against Biden will kill people. . . nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:47 PM

8. Does it matter?

European countries are restricting travelers from the US, and any European would have to be an idiot to come here when the entire country is going from peak to peak in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Maybe he wants to make it easier for his wanna be revolutionaries--those with money anyway--to flee before the 20th.

Otherwise it's difficult to see what difference this will make over the next two days.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:51 PM

9. It might. I know that Brazil has a little mini-t**** running it and his decision making

is no better. Their rates of infection are as bad as ours, if not worse.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:02 PM

13. Yeah, Brazil would be the exception.

Still difficult to see why anyone would want to come here now.

Especially if, when the travel restrictions come back Wednesday, leaving might become more difficult.

On the other hand, people may come fleeing from Brazil's mini-Trump administration. Which would be all right with me--progressive refugees from an authoritarian regime should always be welcome here. As long as they do a quarantine and get tested as soon as they arrive, and agree to wear masks and do social distancing for the duration of the crisis.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:55 PM

10. China has little Covid

But he blocks them to keep up the blame.

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Response to torius (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:07 PM

14. People in China may well be glad we aren't going there and re-infecting them,

and also reluctant to come here because, well, uncontrolled plague.

We're like a ship carrying the Black Death into Venice.

No one right now who can possibly avoid it wants us to get near or to get near us.

MAGA-Making America a Global Anathema.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 08:56 PM

11. President Asshole thinks he has there right to lift ban 1 week after he's no longer president.

He's trying to kill more people after he's gone. He can lift this ban but not the ban of immigrants. What is he trying to prove?

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:10 PM

15. Another shit he's taken on the buffet table

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:29 PM

17. He's being destructive just to be destructive

He is a mindless, vindictive monster. Rick Wilson was right, everything Trump touches dies and it is intentional.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:19 PM

16. Cementing his position as

Worst President Ever..

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:49 PM

19. Yes, and Biden threw that at him in the first and raucous debate, right to his face

and Trump never answered it, not on the fly, not the next day, not ever.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:48 PM

18. Love how Trump never makes the decisions, he follows what his appointees recommend

Real leadership!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:51 PM

20. Throw the SOB in jail

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 10:11 PM

21. Biden Rejects Trump Plan to Rescind EU, U.K., Brazil Travel Bans

(Bloomberg) -- President-elect Joe Bidenís incoming administration rejected a move by President Donald Trump to rescind coronavirus-related travel bans for non-American citizens arriving from the European Union, the U.K. and Brazil, which means the curbs will stay in effect.

Trump said in a White House announcement Monday that the bans could be lifted because of a decision last week by the administration to require international travelers to present either the results of a negative recent coronavirus test or evidence that they had already recovered from the disease. The change would go into effect starting Jan. 26, six days after Biden takes office.

But Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for Biden, said the incoming administration plans to block Trumpís move.

ďOn the advice of our medical team, the Administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26. In fact, we plan to strengthen public health measures around international travel in order to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19,Ē she tweeted.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-rejects-trump-plan-to-rescind-eu-uk-brazil-travel-bans/ar-BB1cRUfu?ocid=DELLDHP&li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 10:13 PM

22. He wants us all dead.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 10:31 PM

23. trump is an ignorant jackass. nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 11:01 PM

24. So ridiculous. Fuck Trump.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 11:08 PM

25. He's Saddam lighting the oil fields on fire on his way out of Kuwait

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 11:45 PM

27. Somebody tell Trump he won't be president on January 26.

I don't think he knows.

Thanks for the OP update BTW.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 12:24 AM

29. Says the same guy who saw no reason to approve sending the National Guard on 1/6/2021...

...until over 2 hours AFTER the Capitol was breached!


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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 01:44 AM

30. With the new UK and Brazillian coronavirus variants...

I am now convinced he is trying to kill us all.

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Response to SuperCoder (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 10:47 AM

31. Under orders from Putin, I suspect

Almost everything the Orange Traitor has done has been to diminish America's power, alliances, treaties, trade agreements, environmental efforts, pandemic control, and so much more. Or to benefit himself and his cronies financially.

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