Coronavirus: The United States May Extend Travel Ban to More Countries

President Donald Trump says the United States might expand the travel ban affecting Europe and China as well as several other countries to include additional nations.

New York.

Speaking at a White House press conference on Monday, President Donald Trump says the United States might expand the travel ban affecting Europe and China as well as several other countries to include additional nations.

According to Bloomberg, the White House has already moved to block entry of non-US citizens traveling from China, Iran, the UK, Ireland, as well as 26 European countries in the Schengen Area that allow unrestricted movement among them.

He said: “They’ll be staying and we may add a few more. But the guidelines will be very much as they are, maybe even toughened up a little bit. But they’re having a big impact, they’re having a tremendous impact.”

In addition, the administration has also struck agreements with the governments of Canada and Mexico to significantly scale back cross-border travel.

Mr. Trump added that officials were beginning to see the “impact” of the travel restrictions. On Sunday, he announced that federal social distancing guidelines set to expire this week would be extended until the end of April.

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