President Donald Trump says the United States is suspending all travel to and from Europe for the next 30 days in an effort to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. The drastic measure will go into effect on Friday at midnight.
Europe, particularly Northern Italy, has become an epicenter for the deadly contagion.
“We will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days. The new rules will go into effect Friday at midnight. These restrictions will are be adjusted subject to conditions on the ground,” the President said from the Oval Office on Wednesday evening.
Exceptions will be made for Americans “who have undergone appropriate screenings” and the United Kingdom is exempt. The US has more than 1,200 cases of novel coronavirus. By comparison Italy has confirmed over 12,000 cases of the virus in their country.
Eric has revolved in and out of passport controls for over 20 years. From his first archaeological field school in Belize to rural villages in Ethiopia and Buddhist temples in Laos, Eric has come smile to smile with all walks of life. A writer, photographer and entrepreneur, the LA native believes the power of connectivity and community is enriched through travel.