US President Joe Biden Signs Raft Of Covid Orders: Passengers Flying To US To Quarantine, Wider Mask Mandate
Travelers to the US will be required to quarantine on arrival while masks will be mandated on many domestic trains, planes and buses, President Joe Biden said Thursday as he signed a raft of new executive orders to curb the Covid pandemic.
The new leader of the world's hardest-hit country has made fighting the coronavirus one of his top priorities, describing the endeavor as a "wartime undertaking" as he spoke to reporters from the Oval Office.
More than 4,08,000 people have died from the disease in the US, which is more than the total military fatalities the country experienced in World War II.
"In addition to wearing masks, everyone flying to the United States from another country will need to test before they get on that plane, before they depart, and quarantine when they arrive in America," he said.
The testing requirement was announced by the previous administration of Donald Trump, but quarantine was only a recommendation.