Just as holiday travel returned to full swing, the new omicron COVID-19 variant erupted. Omicron caused widespread international flight cancellations, stranding many people far from home, and countries including the United States are reimposing restrictions and bans on travelers from some African countries.
On Thursday, Dec. 2, President Joe Biden announced a new strategy to battle COVID-19. His plan includes new international travel requirements and an extension of the mask mandate in airports and on public transportation, including planes.
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