Watch the video where Joe Biden labels Trumps action to block travellers from China as ‘hysterical xenophobia’.
How does he explain his own actions with India?
In January, Biden issued a similar ban on most non-US citizens entering the country who have recently been in South Africa.
He also reimposed an entry ban on nearly all non-US travellers who have been in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 countries in Europe that allow travel across open borders.
China and Iran are also covered by the policy.
The policy means most non-US citizens who have been in one of the stated countries within the past 14 days are not eligible to travel to the United States.
Permanent US residents and family members and some other non-US citizens, such as students, are exempted.
The policy will not apply to American citizens, lawful permanent residents or other exempted individuals, according to a White House official. People in those categories will still have to test negative prior to travel, quarantine if unvaccinated and retest as negative upon entering the U.S., as is required for all international travellers.