The United States is to extend its European coronavirus travel ban to include the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
The Vice-President of the United States, Mike Pence, announced that the US government will be extending their travel ban (affecting countries in the EU Schengen area) to include the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
The ban will begin at midnight Eastern Standard Time on Monday 16 March (04:00 GMT Tuesday). US citizens will be able to return home after this date, however, they will be “funnelled” through selected airports.
More and more airlines are now relaxing their previous rules and making tickets even more flexible.
Reacting to the latest announcement, Global Travel Management Sales Director Paul Baker said:
Global Travel Management, will be monitoring all comms from the world’s airlines so that we can help our customers to re-book and/or obtain refunds as they need to.
If you need to change your flight plans following the latest restrictions, please contact your GTM Account Manager.
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