Panic has erupted at a host of European airports as American travelers fear they may be stuck for a month in Europe due to Trump placing a travel ban on return flights from Europe due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak NBC News reports.
The decision by President Donald Trump to restrict most travel from 26 European countries sparked chaos at airports and confusion early Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world.
Many Americans and foreigners wanting to travel to the United States were scrambling to work out what it meant for their plans. Meanwhile, others questioned the logic of Trump’s move, and whether it would actually help the effort to slow down the spread of the deadly contagion.
The president announced late Wednesday he was banning travel to the U.S. for any foreign nationals who had traveled to more than two dozen European countries within the past 14 days. (source)
It will be interesting to see what political effects this may have, for this will have major economic consequences, and could put a strain on relations with Europe, perhaps compelling Europe- Germany -to try to become more “reliant” on herself, and thus encourage nationalism.