Tulsi Gabbard calls for halt on UK flights to US over new COVID strain

Tulsi Gabbard calls for halt on UK flights to US over new COVID strain

代表. 塔尔西·加巴德, 夏威夷, called Saturday for a halt on all flights from the United Kingdom into the U.S. amid increasing concern about a new, more infectious strain of COVID-19.

“美国. needs to temporarily halt all flights from the U.K. into the U.S. to stop more infectious mutation of COVID from entering the U.S. This should have been done days ago,” tweeted Gabbard, a former presidential hopeful.


Gabbard was reacting to new rules from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that require passengers from the U.K. to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test before their flighta move she said did not go far enough.

Negative tests from passengers is not sufficient,” 她发了推文. “It’s too little, too late.

The new rules about U.K. travel go into effect Monday. That is in addition to President Trump’s proclamation in March that barred the entry of foreign nationals who had visited the U.K. in the last 14 days from coming into the U.S. — a move that the CDC said reduced travel from the U.K. to the U.S. 大约 90%.

Other Democrats had welcomed the news, with New York Gov Andrew Cuomo calling it aChristmas wish answered.He previously announced that three airlines had agreed to require testing of passengers prior to boarding.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced restrictions of his ownwith travelers from the U.K. to receive a quarantine order and a visit from a sheriff’s deputy ensuring they were complying.


一些 40 countries have imposed travel restrictions on the U.K, where the new strain of virus has been documented. Britain briefly saw chaos at the Dover port in southeast England this week after France temporarily restricted travel to the European mainland, but later listed that restriction.