Coronavirus pandemic: US bans travel from 26 EU countries to US
US President Trump has introduced a ban on travel to the US from 26 EU countries within the European Schengen space the place individuals can cross borders unmonitored.
Trump made the announcement late Wednesday that he was imposing a travel ban to embrace a lot of Europe in a bid to forestall additional unfold of the brand new coronavirus. This ruffled the EU feathers because the US travel ban was taken with out “taken unilaterally and without consultation.”
There have already been 1,000 instances within the US already confirmed, prompting a sombre Trump advising Americans to be “very, very careful.”
Why has Trump imposed this travel ban?
Trump has pointed the blame finger on Europe accusing the bloc spreading the “foreign virus” on to the U.S. He stated
..the bloc failed to take the identical precautions [as the U.S.] and prohibit travel from China and different hotspots. As a outcome, a lot of new clusters within the United States had been seeded by vacationers from Europe.
“To keep new cases from entering our shores, we will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days,”
When does the Trump ban begin, which countries are affected and the way lengthy is it possible to final?
Trump’s travel ban is scheduled to begin Friday at 11:59 pm US jap time. Flights headed to the US which might be within the air on the time the restrictions come into power might be allowed to land.
Currently for the ban to be in place for 30 days.
The 26 European countries within the Schengen zone — Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. It’s value stating that the U.Okay. — regardless of having greater than 400 instances (and hardly any social-distancing restrictions in place to cease its unfold) — and Ireland will not be included within the ban.
Can you transit to the UK first then take a trans-Atlantic flight?
You can however provided that you keep within the transit nation is longer than two weeks. The govt order asserts that he ban applies to anybody:
all aliens who had been bodily current throughout the Schengen Area throughout the 14-day interval previous their entry or tried entry into the United States.
If your flight is cancelled are you able to get your a reimbursement?
Unlikely. If the rationale for the cancellation is exterior of the airways’ management — and a state-imposed travel ban is probably going to fall in that class, then compensation is unlikely. Many airways are being versatile and providing to change flight dates with none cost.
If you turn into stranded on the airport you may count on some care and help however this may very well be restricted as no airline is eager to provide lodge lodging indefinitely.