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StoryGraph Biggest Story 2021-12-24 -- the omicron variant (6), travel restrictions on (4), travel bans (4), to lift travel (4), omicron esp (4)

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the omicron variant (6), travel restrictions on (4), travel bans (4), to lift travel (4), omicron esp (4)

US to lift travel restrictions on eight African countries

The White House on Friday announced that it is lifting the travel restrictions it imposed on eight southern African countries last month following the discovery of the COVID-19 omicron variant.

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U.S. To Lift Travel Ban On 8 Southern African Countries

The White House says the U.S. will lift the restrictions, imposed after the discovery of the omicron coronavirus variant, on New Year's Eve.

Biden To Lift Travel Restrictions On Southern Africa

The U.S. will lift COVID travel restrictions on South Africa and seven other nearby countries on New Year’s Eve, the White House announced Friday.

Travel between the U.S. and southern Africa will resume, the White House says.

Biden will end the ban at midnight on Dec. 31, reversing restrictions imposed last month. South Africa criticized the ban as discriminatory.

Biden administration to lift travel ban from south African countries Dec. 31

Administration officials at the time said the ban would buy time for health officials to learn more about the Omicron variant.

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