Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the US is considering additional travel restrictions for South America.
Pence told reporters in Florida the administration is “watching very carefully” what’s taking place in South America and Brazil, specifically, regarding additional cases, and said they are “considering additional travel restrictions, not just including Brazil but other countries.”
He noted that travel restrictions were part of the administration’s strategy early on.
Some background: Yesterday, President Trump was asked if he was considering a travel ban on Latin America, and Brazil in particular, which now has the third highest number of diagnosed coronavirus cases in the world.
“We are considering it,” Trump said.