US suspends travel from Europe for 30 Days

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President Trump has announced a ban on all travel from Europe to the United States for a period of 30 days from this Friday night at midnight. The restrictions will be adjusted subject to conditions on the ground. There will be exemptions for Americans who have undergone appropriate screenings. The restrictions do not apply to the United Kingdom. The Proclamation – Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus now includes anyone who has been in the Schengen area of Europe in the 14 days prior to coming to the US. However, the restriction does NOT apply to US citizens, permanent residents and various people related to same nor “any alien traveling as a nonimmigrant pursuant to a C-1, D, or C-1/D nonimmigrant visa as a crewmember or any alien otherwise traveling to the United States as air or sea crew…” meaning that this proclamation does not apply to crew transfers.

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