President Joe Biden walks connected  the South Lawn of the White House aft  stepping disconnected  Marine One, Sunday, July 25, 2021, successful  Washington. Biden is returning to Washington aft  spending the play   successful  Delaware. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Joe Biden walks connected the South Lawn of the White House aft stepping disconnected Marine One, Sunday, July 25, 2021, successful Washington. Biden is returning to Washington aft spending the play successful Delaware. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

WASHINGTON – The United States volition support existing COVID-19 question restrictions connected planetary question successful spot for present owed to concerns astir the surging corruption complaint due to the fact that of the delta variant, according to a White House official.

President Joe Biden earlier this period said that his medication was “in the process” of considering however soon the U.S. could assistance the prohibition connected European question bound for the U.S. aft the contented was raised by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her sojourn to the White House.

The official, who was not authorized to remark publically and spoke connected the information of anonymity, said portion the medication understands the value of planetary travel, cases are rising successful the U.S. — peculiarly among those who are unvaccinated and volition apt proceed to summation successful the weeks ahead.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Americans against question to the United Kingdom this past Monday fixed a surge successful cases there.

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Most of continental Europe has relaxed restrictions connected Americans who are afloat vaccinated, though the United Kingdom inactive requires quarantines for astir visitors arriving from the U.S. Airlines say, however, that the deficiency of two-way question is limiting the fig of flights they tin connection and seats they tin sell.

But the emergence and prevalence of COVID-19 variants successful Europe, particularly the delta mutation that is besides spreading passim the U.S., has caused the Biden medication to tread dilatory astir expanding transatlantic travel.

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