Hours after the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic, President Donald Trump on Wednesday night announced a 30-day travel ban on most of Europe.
Flights Ban Details:
•30-day travel ban targets 26 countries that are part of a visa-free travel area known as the Schengen Area.
•Begins Friday, March 13, at midnight.
•Does NOT include the United Kingdom.
•Goods and cargo are exempted.
Why is this happening?
Coronavirus is spreading around the world. Italy has been hit the hardest, with more than 12,000 confirmed infections and more than 800 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. France, Spain and Germany each have about 2,000 confirmed cases.
The restrictions will “deny entry to foreign nationals who have been in affected areas and will keep Americans safe and save American lives,” said Wolf.
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