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Trump’s Ban on Travel From Europe Escalates Pain for Airlines

March 12, 2020

Via: Time

President Donald Trump’s decision Wednesday to impose a 30-day ban on most Europeans entering the United States is the latest stunning setback for an airline industry that is reeling from a drop in bookings and a surge in people who are canceling reservations for fear of contracting the coronavirus.

The ban, to begin at midnight Friday, won’t apply to Americans trying to return home — though they will be subject to “enhanced” health screening — or to citizens of the United Kingdom. But Trump’s move is sure to drastically escalate the disruptions facing global airlines and travelers on some of the most heavily traveled routes.

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