President Donald Trump announced a travel suspension from Europe for the next 30 days in hopes of limiting the spread of COVID-19. In addition to The U.S. State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released global travel warnings on Wednesday.
They informed Americans to dodge unnecessary travels to Europe. These countries are 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.
If you have already booked trips, Delta released a travel waiver covering flights between the USA and Europe. The waiver ticket only applies to people you purchase tickets before March 11th 2920. It will also change fees for passengers traveling to, from and through Europe and the U.K. to May 31st, 2020.
Throughout everything that is going to happen with this travel ban, you have to wonder, what will happen next? If you are affected by these new rules and can’t travel to the US during the 30-day period, understand that the government is working extremely fast. The restrictions do not affect Americans traveling home or foreign nationals who are permanent residents in the US. “The best way to help keep the American people safe and ensure their economic security is for the president to focus on fighting the spread of the coronavirus itself,” said the Democratic leaders of the Senate and House in a joint statement.