By Ómicron, EU imposes mandatory Covid-19 test on all international travelers

The government of United States (EU) updated restrictions on international travelers to contain the new variant of Covid-19, Omicron. As of Monday, December 6, foreign visitors must present a proof Negative PCR done one day before the trip and not 72 hours before as it is so far.

The requirements are mandatory for all air passengers two years of age or older who board a flight from a foreign country to the United States. USA, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through its official site.

New restrictions for travel to the United States

The new restrictions were also announced on social networks, and it was reported that air passengers will also be asked to formally confirm that the information they present is true, which will not apply to visitors at land crossings.

The United States confirmed this Wednesday the first case in its territory of the variant Omicron of the coronavirus, which has been detected in California and corresponds to an individual who returned to the US from South Africa on November 22. Jared Polis, governor of Colorado, reported Thursday that another case was detected, which means the third case of this variant in the United States.

In the United States, the country hardest hit by the pandemic with more than 780 thousand deaths, almost 20 percent of its population has also already received the booster dose of available serums.

Ómicron in Mexico

Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, confirmed this Friday morning, December 3, the first positive case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Mexico.

This is a 51-year-old patient of South African origin, who was voluntarily admitted to a hospital in Mexico City and who so far has a mild disease, with a favorable recovery prognosis, highlighted López-Gatell, who also reported that none of the direct relatives of the infected person have symptoms.


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