US extends coronavirus travel ban to UK and Ireland from Tuesday

Vice President Mike Pence announced on Saturday that a travel ban imposed on European countries following the coronavirus pandemic will be extended to the United Kingdom and Ireland from 0400 GMT on Tuesday.

“Americans in the UK or Ireland can go home. Legal residents can go home, “Pence said at a press conference at the White House, adding that these people would be” routed through specific airports and processed. “

A 30-day US travel ban from the EU’s Schengen Free Zone came into effect on Saturday, but excludes Britain and Ireland in particular.

US President Donald Trump had previously confirmed that the ban would be extended to these countries as the pandemic progresses, saying: “They have had some activity, unfortunately.”

(AFP)