• Joe Breitfeller

European Travel Restrictions to the U.S. Further Extended to the United Kingdom and Ireland

The Trump Administration announced on Saturday that the previously announced ban on travel from European Schengen Area countries has now been extended to include the United Kingdom and Ireland from Monday, March 16, 2020 at midnight.

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On Saturday (March 14, 2020), the Trump Administration (U.S.), announced that the European travel ban from Schengen Area countries which went into effect yesterday, has now been extended to the United kingdom and Ireland. The additional travel ban will take effect on Monday March 16, 2020 at midnight. As explained in a Saturday press release from American Airlines, any U.S. resident or lawful resident returning to the U.S. who has travelled to the UK or Ireland in the last 14 days, must re-enter the U.S. through an approved airport. American Airlines’ guests affected by the additional restrictions will be rebooked or re-accommodated by American’s airport team members. Foreign nationals who have visited the UK or Ireland in the last 14 days will be refused entry to the U.S.

The new restrictions are in addition to standing U.S. entry restrictions on non-citizens (or legal residents) from Iran, mainland China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau), and the European Schengen area countries. The Schengen area countries include 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.

Source: American Airlines

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