Jamaicans, together with all different worldwide travellers, at the moment are required to quarantine on arrival in the USA.
As well as, US companies have been mandated to implement the sporting of masks on interstate transportation all through that nation.
The brand new guidelines are contained in an government order signed by US President Joe Biden as he stepped up efforts to combat COVID-19 which has up to now claimed greater than 400,000 lives within the US.
“Along with sporting masks, everybody flying to the USA from one other nation might want to take a look at earlier than they get on that airplane, earlier than they depart, and quarantine once they arrive in America,” said Biden.
He was chatting with journalists at a press convention from the Oval Workplace.
In keeping with Reuters, Biden’s order said that “to the extent possible, air travellers should adjust to relevant US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) tips regarding worldwide journey, together with beneficial durations of self-quarantine.”
Nevertheless, the order doesn’t clarify how it is going to be enforced.
Thus far, the CDC had beneficial a seven-day quarantine for folks arriving within the US from different nations.
The brand new COVID-19 testing necessities for Worldwide air travellers are to start on Tuesday, following a CDC order which was made final week.
The brand new guidelines require all US-bound passengers, aged two years and over, to get a unfavorable COVID-19 take a look at outcomes inside three days of journey to that nation.
In relation to the requirement of sporting masks throughout interstate journey within the US, “the order calls on companies to right away take motion to require masks on or in airports, business plane, trains, public maritime vessels, together with ferries, intercity bus providers and all public transportation, however grants them the flexibility to concern exemptions,” Reuters reported.
In the meantime, the Biden administration said that it’s going to re-impose entry bans on US residents getting back from Brazil, the UK, Eire and most different European nations.
Two days earlier than his exit as US President, Donald Trump issued an order lifting the entry bans on these nations that might take impact on Tuesday when the brand new testing guidelines are to turn out to be necessary.
Brazil and the UK have reported new variants of the coronavirus.
Domestically, 20 individuals who have been amongst passengers on a flight from the UK to Jamaica in December, later examined constructive for COVID-19, together with 4 with the UK pressure of the virus. It’s not clear whether or not these 4 people have since recovered from that pressure of the virus.