The conservative news media is abuzz about the Biden’s administration’s new COVID travel restrictions, but perhaps for the wrong reasons. The new restrictions, effective January 5, will require all air passengers two years and older (including US citizens) traveling to the US on flights originating from China, and the Special Administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau, to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than two days before departure. Conservatives are pointing to the hypocrisy of Joe Biden, who took President Trump to task in 2020 for his ban on travelers from China, calling his actions “familiar forces of hate, fear and xenophobia that he always flames … that have always existed in this society.”
In fact, when Trump placed the travel ban on China, the entire Democratic Party leadership attacked him for being xenophobic. As it turned out, Trump was right to ban travel from China because the COVID 19 virus came from there. And even today, nearly three years later, China is suffering massive deaths in dealing with the virus the Communist Chinese government allegedly weaponized with the help of Dr. Anthony Fauci and National Institutes of Health financial aid. Notwithstanding, the Biden Administration is now doing the exact same thing that a short time ago, candidate Joe Biden said was hateful, racist and xenophobic against Asian Pacific people. But there is a whole lot more to this travel ban.
In addition to requiring anyone traveling from China to have negative COVID tests, there is a more sinister nod to yet another travel lockdown and vaccine passports. The Biden Administration announcement said, “The US only considers persons who have received the sole dose of a one-dose vaccine or the second dose of a two-dose vaccine at least 14 days prior to travel to be fully vaccinated.Airlines must deny travel to nonresident foreign nationals who do not produce proof of full vaccination unless covered under an exception. Additionally, nonresident foreign nationals entering through land or ferry ports from Mexico or Canada are also required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of whether they are traveling for essential reasons.” This doesn’t seem to apply to illegals crossing the border. But there is even more.
The announcement made clear: “Authorities at the federal or local levels could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on disease activity over the coming weeks.” This leaves the door open for the government at any level to reinstitute lockdowns, require vaccine passports, mandate vaccinations, or any other restrictions with “little to no notice.” While yes there would be court cases and protests, but do you see where this could head once again? As is written in Colossians 2:8, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” It appears that there are plans afoot to continue the deceptions of the past, even though they were failures in the name of science and philosophy. Beware, indeed.