US Extending Europe Travel Ban Restrictions to UK and Ireland
United States will add the U.K. and Ireland to sweeping travel restrictions announced a few days ago, as the coronavirus spreads. President Donald Trump announced the changes on Saturday, discouraging the American public from unnecessary travel.
Earlier this week it was announced that foreigners who have been in 26 European countries over the last two weeks won’t be allowed in to the U.S. for 30 days. The rule doesn’t apply to U.S. citizens.
Airlines have scrambled to slash flights amid the pandemic and unprecedented travel restrictions. Air cargo and ocean freight are exempt from the rules. The new ban the entry on foreigners who have been in the U.K. and Ireland take effect at midnight on Monday. The president added that additional bans are still on the table.
Airlines will likely run flights for several days so to allow citizens to return home and then will begin cancellations.