US travel ban extends to UK, Ireland; Trump eyes US limits

Posted at 12:27 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 13:27:24-04

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will broaden its European travel ban, adding the United Kingdom and Ireland to its list.

And he says he's considering imposing restrictions on travel within the U.S. to areas hit hard by the coronavirus spread.

Under the restrictions on European travel, American citizens, green card holders and others are still allowed to return home to the U.S., but will be funneled to 13 airports and be subjected to health screenings and quarantine orders.

Earlier this week, the president instituted restrictions on travel involving Europe.