The Latest – NBC News: Biden to tighten travel restrictions

President Biden is expected to tighten travel restrictions tomorrow as a new COVID variant spreads to 20 countries. He’s shortening the testing window. Anyone flying into the country will now need a negative test within 24 hours of boarding. And they may have to get retested up to five days after landing. A ban on flights from eight African nations began Monday. Omicron has yet to hit the U.S. but experts warn it’s just a matter of time.

While the head of the Federal Reserve says inflation isn’t ending anytime soon. During a Senate hearing yesterday, Jerome Powell made it clear it’s probably time to stop referring to inflation as “transitory.” He said inflation is expected to start turning around sometime next year. Inflation hit a 30-year record in October, with consumer prices rising over six percent.

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