After a new variant of the Omicron coronavirus was discovered, President Joe Biden tightened the rules for entering the United States.
All travelers must now test negative for Covid 24 hours before traveling to the United States. Also, this innovation will affect not only tourists but also US citizens, outside depending on the vaccination status.
The United States currently has 10 cases of infection with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, first detected in South Africa in early November.
Omicron has already been found in four states. In New York State, it has been identified in five people. It is known that Omicron was brought to the states of California and Colorado from South Africa. However, in the state of Hawaii, a new strain was found in a man who has not recently traveled anywhere and has not been vaccinated against coronavirus. This may indicate that the virus has already begun to spread among the local population. At the same time, in all cases the symptoms of “Omicron” were mild.
A new variant of the Omicron coronavirus has now been found in almost 30 countries. Epidemiologists will study the properties of Omicron. It is not yet known whether this highly mutated variant is more infectious and how effective vaccines are against it.
In the United States, adults are urging for a booster dose of the vaccine due to concerns about the increase in the incidence in the winter. According to Joe Biden, about 40 million Americans have received the additional dose, but almost 100 million more have not yet taken advantage of this opportunity.