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Trump To Extend European Travel Restrictions To Ireland And The UK


05:24 14 Mar 2020

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The US has announced that Ireland the UK will be included in its travel ban amid the coronavirus pandemic

It will come into effect on Monday.

As it stands, any non-American citizen travelling from mainland Europe isn't being allowed in but the restrictions will widen.

Donald Trump confirmed it to reporters at a press briefing at the White House earlier this afternoon -- where he also revealed he'd taken a test for the coronavirus but hadn't had a result yet.

Meanwhile, the Tanaiste says Irish citizens should exercise a high degree of caution when making travel plans particularly in Europe.

In a statement, Simon Coveney says a growing number of countries are also imposing restrictions on entry and exit.

His department is now advising against non-essential travel to the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Malta, Poland, and Slovakia.

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