Biden administration is considering relaxing Covid travel restrictions in mid-May, report says


The Biden administration is considering relaxing international travel restrictions to several countries in mid-May, CNBC reports.

There is no official policy memo to detail the change to travel restrictions, according to the publication, but officials within the Biden administration are currently in talks about how to reopen borders as more people receive Covid-19 vaccines.

“There is going to be a sea change in mid-May when vaccines are more widely available to everyone,” according to one senior administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to CNBC.

Travel restrictions between Mexico and Canada, as well as the UK, Europe, and Brazil, could all be relaxed mid-May based on current conversations.

This comes after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would be extending its ban on land crossings with Canada and Mexico for an additional month. The ban would now run until at least 21 April, the department announced.


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