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Trump verbietet Reisen von Europa in die USA

By Jordi Bou

March 12, 2020 - Präsident Donald Trump hat Bürgern aus 26 europäischen Ländern verboten, in die USA zu reisen. Er hofft damit die Ausbreitung des Coronavirus zu verhindern.

The travel ban, which is to go into effect Friday at midnight, applies to foreign nationals who have been in any of the 26 Schengen border-free countries in 14 days before their planned arrival in the U.S.

This leaves a number of other European countries including UK and Ireland unaffected, although it is not clear why because the virus is also present in those countries.

The restrictions apply only to foreign nationals, and not U.S. citizens, green card holders or the families of U.S. citizens, the Department of Homeland Security said.

The travel ban does not apply to European trade or goods, though Trump suggested that that was the case during his prime-time address.

The White House scrambled to fix his apparent misstatement, clarifying that the restriction applied only to people. Trump himself tweeted out a clarification moments after his speech ended.

PUBLISHED: 12/03/2020; STORY: Graphic News
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