Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s Dana Bash Sunday that he wasn’t “going to say it was a mistake or not,” to not implement travel policies for travelers from the United Kingdom before the Christmas travel boom, but that the move to put some form of restriction on travel is “prudent.”
Fauci said he thinks it’s “a good idea to do some form of testing and not let somebody on the plane from the UK unless they have a documented negative Covid-19 test.”
“So, I agree with that,” he said. “I mean you could argue about the timing, whether it should have been done a few days before.”
Dozens of countries have banned travel from the UK to contain a new Covid-19 variant first reported in England.