US adds UK and Ireland to coronavirus travel restrictions, Trump considers domestic travel curbs
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) welcomes US President Donald Trump (L) to the NATO summit at the Grove hotel in Watford, northeast of London on December 4, 2019.
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The U.S. will add the U.K. and Ireland to sweeping travel restrictions as the coronavirus spreads, President Donald Trump said Saturday, as he discouraged the American public from unnecessary travel.
Trump earlier this week 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. Vice President Mike Pence said the rules will take effect midnight Monday.
Airlines have scrambled to slash flights amid the pandemic and unprecedented travel restrictions to stop the spreading virus have crushed demand. Air cargo and ocean freight are exempt from the rules. The new ban to entry on …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]