Several Nations Impose Travel Restrictions As Omicron Becomes More Dominant

A new variant of the Coronavirus is making it’s way across the globe. At least 44 countries have imposed travel restrictions from several African countries as the ‘Omicron’ variant becomes more dominant. Those imposing restrictions include the European Union, Japan, Australia, the United States and Canada and were put in place hours after the South African health officials announced the discovery of the variant. Omicron has already spread to at least a dozen countries and most detected cases have been travelers returning from that region though it’s unclear if the disease originated there. President Biden has restricted travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and more starting today. The World Health Organization announced on Friday that it had designated the variant as one of concern.