Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Brett Giroir, told CNN’s John Berman that as of this morning, there isn't any information on a possible UK travel restriction to or from the United States over a new variant of coronavirus.
"I think we're waiting for CDC kind of recommendations. So last night, talking to Dr. (Robert) Redfield, there was not a recommendation for that. Again, every hour we get more information, I think, is we have done and we need to do we need to listen to the best experts ... we have a task force meeting today so we'll make sure that everyone has updates, but as of now I have no new updates based on that," Giroir said.
"So, I think everything is possible we just need to put everything on the table, have an open scientific discussion and make a best recommendation."
Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN he would advise against additional restrictions on UK travel if the matter arises in a task force meeting planned for later in the day.
The US must "without a doubt keep an eye on it," Fauci said Monday, but he warned that "we don't want to overreact."
Fauci said that while he wasn't criticizing other countries that have suspended flights to the UK, he would not at this time recommend the US take those same steps.
"Follow it carefully, but don't overreact to it," Fauci said.