The federal government today lifted an 18-month travel ban on foreign tourists, adopting a new policy that requires visitors to provide proof of vaccination and a negative coronavirus test before entering the country.
Over the weekend, a federal appeals court temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s mandate to vaccinate against COVID-19 for businesses that employ 100 or more people. The administration is expected to send a response to a New Orleans court today.
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