White House to Lift Travel Restrictions on Southern African Countries
On November 29, 2021 the White House implemented travel restrictions on individuals from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe due to the spreading Omicron variant. Beginning 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 31, 2021, the United States will lift the current travel restrictions on these countries.
According to the White House, travel restrictions for these eight countries was temporary as the U.S. reacted to and sought to learn more about the spreading Omicron variant.
Air travelers from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe must follow the current requirements for all international travelers entering the United States, including taking a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of departure to the U.S.
Foster will continue to monitor travel restrictions and will make future updates available via the Foster website at www.fosterglobal.com.