Pirates, the inevitable has happened. Yesterday the president of the United States added the UK and Ireland to the long list of countries in Europe that are banned from travelling to the USA.
It was announced that the ban will start at midnight EST tomorrow night (Monday 16th March 2020).
This step adds the UK and Ireland to the 26 Schengen countries (22 European Union members and 4 non-EU) already banned from travelling to the United States of America which began on Saturday.
Countries already banned include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
The ban is due to last 30 days.