Britain has introduced a travel ban as part of a four-week lockdown prompted by an alarming jump in the COVID-19 infection rate to one in 100 people. In what has been described as a “Nightmare before Christmas,” UK residents will need to stay at home from November 5 and avoid “all non-essential travel by private and public transport.”
The US Department of Homeland Security said on Friday that a COVID-19 ban on non-essential travel through border crossings with Canada and Mexico was being extended until Sep 21.
The White House on Monday brought forward by two days restrictions on travel to the United States from Brazil that were announced after the Latin American country became the world's No 2 coronavirus hotspot.
The White House on Sunday (May 24) said it was prohibiting most non-US citizens from traveling to the United States if they had been in Brazil in the last two weeks, two days after the South American nation became the world No. 2 hot spot for coronavirus cases.
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering imposing a halt on all travel coming from Latin America amid worsening coronavirus outbreaks in the region.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. would restrict all travel from Europe for the next 30 days and use executive orders to offer financial relief to individuals and small businesses in his most extensive steps to date to address the crisis of the coronavirus.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday scoffed at sanctions imposed by the European Union and accused Brussels of doing US President Donald Trump's bidding. “I don't care about the European Union sanctions, the sanctions of the European Union make us laugh,” Maduro told a press conference, saying the EU was “sinking in the mud of Donald Trump's failed Venezuela policy.”