The White House reported that Biden and Xi concluded their first round of talks after more than two hours, followed by an extended bilateral meeting that included a dozen government officials from each country.
That’s in addition to about 242,700 Venezuelans who already qualified for temporary status before Wednesday’s announcement.
Any response on U.S. infrastructure will be met with a response, the White House said on Thursday after a senior Russian foreign ministry official said Western commercial satellites could become legitimate targets for Russia if they were involved in the war in Ukraine.
Modi call 'constructive', White House says, but no agreement over Russian oil
The letter notes that current science, the success of the U.S. vaccine rollout, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s own guidance allows for steps toward a safe resumption of international visitation.
"I don't need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common-sense steps that will save the lives in the future, and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act," Mr Biden said at the White House
The U.S. Travel Association is among the 26 organizations to sign a letter urging the White House “to partner with us to develop… a risk-based, data-driven roadmap to rescind inbound international travel restrictions.”
Donald Trump leaves White House for the last time as president