Travel restrictions are expected to remain in effect for the foreseeable future for Virginias citizens as the US Justice Department has not yet issued a final decision on whether to issue a final stay order on the country’s ban on travel to the US.
While the Justice Department is expected to issue its final decision by the end of the week, Virginias state attorneys general are expected this week to file an emergency motion seeking a stay of the travel ban.VIRGINIA FOOD BAN, VIRGINS FOOD TAXES The United States imposed a temporary nationwide food ban on August 2 after its state-run food suppliers stopped accepting supplies from certain vendors.
The ban will remain in place for now and Virginias officials have said the temporary ban does not apply to imports or exports.
The Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory Tuesday about the ban.
“The FDA has confirmed that a temporary food ban is in place,” the advisory states.
“The FDA is currently assessing the extent to which this temporary food restriction is effective, and any impact on the availability of food for Virginians.
If this temporary restriction is lifted, Virginians should expect to experience the same quality of food, nutrition, and other goods and services that they enjoy now, including some products and services not currently available in Virginia.”
Virginias state health department said the food ban was put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The travel ban does have some immediate impacts, including limiting the ability of individuals who have visited the United States since January 26 to bring their spouses and children to the state.
It also affects those with business or professional connections to Virginia, such as doctors, lawyers, accountants, account executives and other professionals, and those with other connections.
The state is still in the process of setting up a state hotline to notify those with pending visa issues, but the call number is expected sometime in the coming weeks.
A total of 11,000 Virginias residents are currently barred from traveling to the United Kingdom.
Travel restrictions were temporarily lifted on September 9, but were reinstated on September 30.
It is expected the ban will continue until the end the year.VIA VIRUS AND PENNSYLVANIA, VIA VICTORIA FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS