Everyone travelling into the United States will soon be required to complete a quarantine upon arrival as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.
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U.S. President Joe Biden signed an order mandating the change Thursday, one day after he was sworn into office. The new travel-specific order also requires masks on all airplanes as well as some other forms of public transportation.
Starting Jan. 26, all travellers into the U.S. will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test.
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With a burst of executive orders, Biden served notice Thursday that the nation’s COVID-19 response is under new management and he’s demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year.