The Biden Administration announced its plans to limit travel from India to the U.S. on Friday. The restrictions will be implemented on Tuesday and will ban foreign nationals from entering the United States through India if they have have been in India within the last 14 days.
India is struggling with a massive increase in cases in what has become a deadly second wave. The official infection numbers were 17.9 million by the end of April and 200,000 people are dead, though the actual figures are likely much higher.
As such, the ban is seen as critical. Reuters reported that the President is acting on advice from health officials.
Nonetheless, Breitbart noted in its report Friday that during the 2020 campaign, then candidate Biden criticized President Trump for being “xenophobic” when he enacted travel bans from China, Iran and Europe in an effort to stop the spread of the virus in the U.S. See his March 2020 tweet below.
We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 1, 2020