US to lift travel ban on 8 southern African countries

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The the White White House House says says it's it's lifting lifting travel travel restrictions restrictions to to eight eight southern southern African African countries countries I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas with with the the latest latest the the restrictions restrictions were were imposed imposed last last month month in in hopes hopes of of slowing slowing the the spread spread of of the the Omicron Omicron variant variant of of covert covert nineteen nineteen after after south south African African health health officials officials first first identified identified it it there there the the move move barred barred nearly nearly all all non non US US citizens citizens who who had had recently recently been been in in South South Africa Africa or or in in nearby nearby countries countries including including Botswana Botswana Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Namibia Namibia the the suit suit too too it's it's what what teeny teeny Mozambique Mozambique and and Malawi Malawi the the White White House House says says the the temporary temporary travel travel bans bans pot pot scientists scientists necessary necessary time time to to study study Omicron Omicron conclude conclude that that current current vaccinations vaccinations are are effective effective in in blunting blunting its its impact impact the the centers centers for for disease disease control control and and prevention prevention has has recommended recommended they they be be lifted lifted on on new new year's year's eve eve Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Washington Washington

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